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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Knife.
(d) Hatchet.

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

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

4. Rumi describes the journey a person must make as drinking ______ like water and eating sunset, in his poems.
(a) Dawn.
(b) Truth.
(c) Moonshine.
(d) Understanding.

5. Rumi notes there is only one search in the world: "___________ this world is wandering that..."
(a) Knowing.
(b) Breathing.
(c) Wandering.
(d) Living.

6. The man compares himself to a __________ in the sunrise, saying that he is lost in his lover's reflection.
(a) Ruby.
(b) Sapphire.
(c) Emerald.
(d) Diamond.

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

8. Who is the spiritual leader who is approached in order to see how a person might be coaxed into learning?
(a) Ramakrishna.
(b) Rumi.
(c) Shams.
(d) Bawa.

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

10. 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) Shams.
(d) Jesus.

11. _______ was sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt , gradually came to power there, and made a complicated trade route.
(a) Esau.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Jacob.
(d) Jesus.

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

13. 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?
(a) Fish soup.
(b) A promise for truth.
(c) Money.
(d) Prayers.

14. The destination may be unclear for __________ understanding, according to Rumi, but one should walk anyway.
(a) Better.
(b) Childlike.
(c) Animal.
(d) Human.

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

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 "___" is an illusion, according to Rumi, and this is why this part needs to be removed from the experience.

3. _________, according to Rumi, will tend to accumulate while the real work is going on elsewhere.

4. When Rumi regained consciousness, he stated that _______ was the greater because he realized the breadth of God.

5. 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.

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