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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What season does Rumi say it always is within the human soul, according to his writing?
(a) Spring.
(b) Winter.
(c) Autumn.
(d) Summer.

2. What is NOT one of the ways in which Rumi writes, according to Barks in his commentary piece?
(a) For others.
(b) For glory.
(c) For himself.
(d) For no one.

3. There is beauty in every meeting or gathering, the presence of _________, of 'the Friend' in one of Rumi's poems.
(a) Masters.
(b) Students.
(c) Love.
(d) Grains.

4. It is essential, according to Rumi, to know of the __________, which may sometimes be open and sometimes closed.
(a) Door.
(b) Window.
(c) Heart.
(d) Soul.

5. The ________ speaking scripture brings the dead students of scripture to life, according to Rumi.
(a) Book.
(b) Teacher.
(c) Stone.
(d) Cloud.

6. Anyone or anything that is loved reflects the lover's ____________, according to Barks in relation to the Sufis.
(a) Truth.
(b) Peace.
(c) Goodness.
(d) Spirituality.

7. Rumi asks the reader to accept _________, as everything comes from a higher place, according to his writing.
(a) People.
(b) Troubles.
(c) Lessons.
(d) Injuries.

8. Rumi says that humans should explore the reality of ____________, the grittiness of the soul and not live in the ideal.
(a) God.
(b) Churches.
(c) Books.
(d) Humanity.

9. The poet says that he is a letter to everyone around him, a letter which says, "_______" according to the poet.
(a) Love.
(b) Honor.
(c) Pray.
(d) Live.

10. Though the _________ tries to think and read to find his lover again, there is no help in it, he realizes.
(a) Mountain.
(b) Book.
(c) Poet.
(d) Flower.

11. The __________ inside of its cocoon is the metaphor which Rumi uses in order to discuss a man's journey into himself.
(a) Caterpillar.
(b) Snake.
(c) Silkworm.
(d) Butterfly.

12. Barks writes in the commentary that Rumi was asked once why we wrote so much since he valued ___________.
(a) Music.
(b) Silence.
(c) Dance.
(d) Truth.

13. When one begins to break down, Rumi says this is _________ and a feeling of being outside of time.
(a) Summer.
(b) Winter.
(c) Fall.
(d) Spring.

14. Rumi says to give up wanting what others hand and says that the day is a __________ day, according to his writing.
(a) Sad.
(b) Self aware.
(c) Joyous.
(d) Truthful.

15. Barks talks about a teacher, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, who taught both himself and MIchael Green, the book's __________.
(a) Illustrator.
(b) Editor.
(c) Typesetter.
(d) Publisher.

Short Answer Questions

1. Shams points out that what everyone is actually worshiping is ___________, rather than a higher being.

2. The poet asks the reader what caused a __________ to open and to consume them within their lives.

3. Rumi confesses to wanting to have his teacher's __________ in order that he might fly too.

4. Barks points out the use of the word "_______" in one of the poems to be intended for the end of a vigil.

5. The __________ of the world around Rumi will become his clothes and his jewels, according to the teachings of Rumi's teacher.

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