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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The _____ in which Joseph sits in darkness at the bottom of is recognized as a visionary place.
(a) Cave.
(b) House.
(c) Well.
(d) Cellar.

2. Rumi gives advice about how to deal with hardship, "The cure for the ______ is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed."
(a) Pain.
(b) Disease.
(c) Depression.
(d) Love.

3. ______ was killed on December 5, 1247, after being exiled and returning on several different occasions.
(a) Moses.
(b) Shams.
(c) Shiraz.
(d) Bestami.

4. Rumi's students saw ______ as a madman and he was eventually forced out of the area.
(a) Balkh.
(b) Shams.
(c) Muhammad.
(d) Bestami.

5. 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) Surface.
(c) Lower.
(d) Outer.

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

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

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

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

10. Rumi realizes that in all of his searching, he has actually been waiting to be _________ as opposed to brought inside.
(a) Devoured.
(b) Believed.
(c) Destroyed.
(d) Let out.

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

12. Rumi's "story gets told in various ways" including all of the following except________. He recommends that others not get too close to him.
(a) A romance.
(b) A dirty joke.
(c) A funeral.
(d) A war.

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

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

15. Jelaluddin Rumi was born in the remote town of _______ in what is now Afghanistan.
(a) Bestami.
(b) Konya.
(c) Anatolia.
(d) Balkh.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi notes there is only one search in the world: "___________ this world is wandering that..."

2. Rumi uses the metaphor of being sent to do a task by a King, and forgetting in the poem "The _____ Work".

3. Rumi suggests that "sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own ________."

4. Barks reminds the reader about how often ______ is used as a piece of advice for calming one's self.

5. The writer continues to tell the reader to keep working, searching for __________ in the daily practice.

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