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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. _________, according to Rumi, will tend to accumulate while the real work is going on elsewhere.
(a) Connections.
(b) Trust.
(c) Coins.
(d) Truths.

2. Rumi's poetry can be thought of as a conversation with _______, a discussion of what it is to be together in God.
(a) Muhammad.
(b) Moses.
(c) Shams.
(d) St. Francis.

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

4. 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.

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

6. Rumi compares daily spiritual practice to continuing to knock at a ___________ to eventually contact the joy inside.
(a) Window.
(b) Door.
(c) Rock.
(d) Tree.

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

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

9. Rumi sent his son _______ to bring back his exiled companion. He was found playing cards with the future St. Francis of Assisi.
(a) Solomon.
(b) Sultan Balkh.
(c) Sultan Veled.
(d) Moses.

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

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

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

13. 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.

14. Rumi met his companion Shams of _______ , described as a "street boddhisattva", in the marketplace.
(a) Konya.
(b) Tabriz.
(c) Balkh.
(d) Bestami.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Anger is the main topic that Rumi explores in the poem entitled "A ______ Sky Hates the Moon."

2. Love is more than an old study of _________, according to the writing of Rumi in this section.

3. Those who do not wake to the truth, according to Rumi, are those who do not embrace the beauty of __________.

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

5. Rumi notes there is nothing worse than going to ______ without another person, the vague 'you.'

(see the answer keys)

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