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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the poem, "Give ______ slowly" Rumi uses the new moon as a metaphor for patients and slowness in creation.
(a) Love.
(b) Birth.
(c) Truth.
(d) Honor.

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

3. Rumi asks when seeing the birds flying in frenzied patterns whether the one he _______ is everywhere.
(a) Avoids.
(b) Worships.
(c) Loves.
(d) Believes.

4. Rumi suggests that people listen to his message with the ear that is in the center of the _______.
(a) Forehead.
(b) Stomach.
(c) Chest.
(d) Feet.

5. The _________ represents the imagination where the spiritual journey takes place, according to Rumi.
(a) Closet.
(b) Cave.
(c) Orchard.
(d) Ocean.

6. Rumi believes humans have an inherent instinct to be on a ___________, just a a bird is driven to fly.
(a) Branch.
(b) Journey.
(c) Mission.
(d) House.

7. "Sufis adore the darkness of the deep night, like the blackness of the ______ cloth, when conversation with the divine is easiest."
(a) Temple.
(b) Cotton.
(c) Kaaba.
(d) Pillow.

8. Rumi suggests not doing the work God sent you for is "like using a priceless Indian _____ to cut rotten meat."
(a) Spear.
(b) Sword.
(c) Hatchet.
(d) Knife.

9. From talking to a ______ to eating cabbage broth, Rumi says that the tasks of everyday life bring a person into a spiritual realm.
(a) Spouse.
(b) Priest.
(c) Barber.
(d) Peasant.

10. 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.

11. Rumi states, in "The Prophets" no one knows if the _______ will sink or reach the harbor.
(a) Person.
(b) Vessel.
(c) Camel.
(d) Car.

12. "______ think they're looking for each other, but there's only one search: wandering the world."
(a) Family.
(b) Lovers.
(c) Friends.
(d) Co-workers.

13. Rumi instructs us to "consider what the prophets have done. ______ wore fire for an anklet, Moses spoke to the sea."
(a) Solomon.
(b) Joseph.
(c) David.
(d) Abraham.

14. Rumi notes that the miracle of Jesus is ______, not what he did or said about the future, according to the poems.
(a) Love.
(b) God.
(c) Intention.
(d) Himself.

15. Rumi urges the reader to let go of the _____, the covering clothes, and to be naked in the world, according to his writing.
(a) Outcome.
(b) Brain.
(c) Heart.
(d) Truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a man is approached by a person who wants to bring his reluctant cousin to a spiritual leader, what is used to convince the cousin?

2. Rumi was able to take all the usual existential issues that human beings face on a daily basis and change them to ______.

3. A baby __________ hears a whistling and is thus driven to fly into the sky, according to Rumi.

4. Not doing the work God sent you to do is like "pounding a _____ of the finest tempering to hang things on."

5. Since the reed was cut from the bed, it has made a ___________ sound, according to the description by Rumi.

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