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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi describes love as many things which come to his heart, like a thousand ____________ in one grain.
(a) Pieces.
(b) Truths.
(c) Ideas.
(d) Wheat plants.

2. The poem at the start of this section describes the idea that human beings visit space through breaking one's ________ down.
(a) Teacher.
(b) Books.
(c) Self.
(d) Study.

3. When asked how long he would remain in pain, Rumi answered that he was a _________ and his friend was the whole night.
(a) Moonbeam.
(b) Candle.
(c) Student.
(d) Star.

4. Rumi stops his list of things which he uses to describe a friend within his poem in order to ______________.
(a) Sing.
(b) Keep a bird from flying away.
(c) Pray.
(d) Dance his dance.

5. The poet speaks of happiness for an unknown reason, and it becomes easy to ______, though the joy is inexplicable.
(a) Smile.
(b) Surrender.
(c) Cry.
(d) Laugh.

6. The poet has to ask Shams and _________ to help him, since he is partly within himself and partly outside of himself.
(a) Sun.
(b) Moon.
(c) Books.
(d) Peasant.

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

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

9. The __________ is the reason for the praying, according to Allah, as Rumi recollects in one of his poems.
(a) Longing.
(b) Beginning.
(c) Truth.
(d) Kneeling.

10. Lovers have to ________________, but they will find something of infinite value, according to the writing of Rumi.
(a) Know the truth.
(b) Fall into a hole.
(c) Separate.
(d) Fight with each other.

11. Rumi asks the reader to make a __________, abhorring spiritual windowshoppers who are not giving fully of themselves.
(a) Blood oath.
(b) Commitment.
(c) Book.
(d) Prayer.

12. The poet says the reader is what every religion intends, urging _______ from love and from weeping.
(a) Madness.
(b) Calm.
(c) Lessons.
(d) Order.

13. The poet states that ________ don't prepare us for the journey we all have to make, according to one of the poems.
(a) Prayers.
(b) Chants.
(c) Words.
(d) Presents.

14. __________ in the presence, at the price of one's life, is a bargain, according to one of the poems of Rumi.
(a) Kissing.
(b) Singing.
(c) Kneeling.
(d) Thinking.

15. The poet describes _________ appearing at the footsteps of his teacher, in one of his poems in this section.
(a) Puddles.
(b) Books.
(c) Gold pieces.
(d) Flowers.

Short Answer Questions

1. __________ makes Rumi fierce and tender, according to his own admission in one of his poems.

2. Rumi uses the metaphor of tilling the soil to plant trees and roses for the way that one breaks up the __________.

3. The poet calls out for his _____'s return and to re-live their union during the course of one of his poems.

4. The poet asks a reader to imagine returning to the place from whence they came and imagine being greeted with _________.

5. Rumi speaks in the poem mentioned in #157 about a _________ bringing him back to this lost connection.

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