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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Egyptian woman that is in love with Joseph is known as _______, clings to his shirt and tears it from his back.
(a) Nefertiti.
(b) Zuleikha.
(c) Isis.
(d) Zulu.

2. In a poem, Rumi asks the lion of the ________ to roar and rend open the writer, according to the content of the poem.
(a) Horse.
(b) Lion.
(c) Tiger.
(d) Bear.

3. According to the book, when Rumi realized the greatness of Shams, he fell off his _______ unconscious.
(a) Camel.
(b) Donkey.
(c) Elephant.
(d) Horse.

4. Rumi refers to the field that develops between the formless source and form ______ a personified image.
(a) The mother.
(b) The father.
(c) The daughter.
(d) The friend.

5. When Rumi regained consciousness, he stated that _______ was the greater because he realized the breadth of God.
(a) Muhammad.
(b) Konya.
(c) Balkh.
(d) Bestami.

6. Rumi asks the reader to let their _______ move them, playing music instead of reading as they go along.
(a) Intuition.
(b) Friends.
(c) Truth.
(d) Soul.

7. In one of the poems, ______ cuts open a fish and discovers a gold ring. Omar storms in to kill the prophet.
(a) Solomon.
(b) Tabriz.
(c) Jesus.
(d) Shams.

8. Since the reed was cut from the bed, it has made a ___________ sound, according to the description by Rumi.
(a) Joyful.
(b) Mysterious.
(c) Angry.
(d) Crying.

9. Not doing the work God sent you for is the equivalent of "using a _____ bowl to cook turnips in.
(a) Jeweled.
(b) Iron.
(c) Gold.
(d) Silver.

10. The poet quotes Muhammad in one of the poems, saying that he will come take a person before _________.
(a) Birth.
(b) Nightfall.
(c) Dawn.
(d) Death.

11. Rumi suggests that "sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own ________."
(a) Love.
(b) Immensity.
(c) Smallness.
(d) Immortality.

12. Rumi advises the reader to disappear with the _________ each month and to bend like a tree limb.
(a) Animals.
(b) Sun.
(c) Moon.
(d) Tides.

13. Rumi suggests "My _____ is from elsewhere. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home."
(a) Mind.
(b) Spirit.
(c) Body.
(d) Soul.

14. Rumi gives a definition for what we are, "You are the strange business. You have the energy of the ______ in you."
(a) Son.
(b) Moon.
(c) Sun.
(d) Stars.

15. Rumi lived most of his life in ______ Turkey which at the time was a great meeting place for many different cultures.
(a) Bestami.
(b) Konya,
(c) Balkh.
(d) Tabriz.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi realizes that in all of his searching, he has actually been waiting to be _________ as opposed to brought inside.

2. The ________ breath brings a presence, through the head to the heart, with a mantra, "God alone is real."

3. Rumi compares daily spiritual practice to continuing to knock at a ___________ to eventually contact the joy inside.

4. In one of the poems Rumi states, "We are charlatans... or maybe just a ______ hair brush in a painter's hand."

5. Rumi asserts in his poems that "the miracle of ______ is himself, not what he said or did about the future."

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