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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Every day, Rumi says, people wake up with _________, but they need to continue to walk their spiritual path.
(a) Disbelief.
(b) Fear.
(c) Rapture.
(d) Joy.

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

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

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

5. The "___" is an illusion, according to Rumi, and this is why this part needs to be removed from the experience.
(a) Truth.
(b) Correctedness.
(c) Lesson.
(d) I.

6. Rumi notes there is nothing worse than going to ______ without another person, the vague 'you.'
(a) Read.
(b) Eat.
(c) Pray.
(d) Walk along the street.

7. The story of Joseph focuses on the loss of his _____ of many colors that has false blood on it to convince people of his death.
(a) Hat.
(b) Pants.
(c) Shoes.
(d) Coat.

8. According to the book, the eye is for _______; the soul for joy. The head is for loving; the legs for running.
(a) Trusting.
(b) Seeing.
(c) Believing.
(d) Visioning.

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

10. In one poem, Rumi begins to describe two lovers who are ___________ and drinking water.
(a) Dancing.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Walking.
(d) Singing.

11. Rumi doesn't want "wealth and position." He suggests that in this matter he is "______ resisting the most enormous magnet there is."
(a) Gold.
(b) Silver.
(c) Steel.
(d) Iron.

12. The journey is a practice of ____________, rather than studying or learning with logic from the mind.
(a) Practicing.
(b) Jumping.
(c) Experiencing.
(d) Falling.

13. Sufis are loved the world over for reminding us that the glory is our ______ reality and the opposite is a kind of language for expressing it.
(a) Inner.
(b) Outer.
(c) Lower.
(d) Surface.

14. Rumi states "This _____ began in some other tavern. When I get back around to that place I will be completely sober."
(a) Lethargy.
(b) Ecstasy.
(c) Drunkeness.
(d) Binge.

15. Anger is the main topic that Rumi explores in the poem entitled "A ______ Sky Hates the Moon."
(a) Blue.
(b) Black.
(c) Yellow.
(d) Red.

Short Answer Questions

1. The pull of love is something Rumi compares to a ________, urging the reader to realize learning is about more than just books.

2. The Egyptian woman that is in love with Joseph is known as _______, clings to his shirt and tears it from his back.

3. In the poem "The Prophets" the people wonder "How long should we keep pounding this cold _____?"

4. Rumi met his companion Shams of _______ , described as a "street boddhisattva", in the marketplace.

5. Rumi instructs us to "consider what the prophets have done. ______ wore fire for an anklet, Moses spoke to the sea."

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