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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi's poem begins by stating that this state of being is the only _______ of which he knows.
(a) Death.
(b) Truth.
(c) Water.
(d) Peace.

2. Shams points out that what everyone is actually worshiping is ___________, rather than a higher being.
(a) A song.
(b) An idea.
(c) Nature.
(d) Each other.

3. The poet asks a reader to imagine returning to the place from whence they came and imagine being greeted with _________.
(a) Honor.
(b) Wine.
(c) Dance.
(d) Song.

4. Rumi wants the reader to know that embracing _________ transforms this into joy.
(a) Others.
(b) Animals.
(c) Hurt.
(d) Books.

5. __________ 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) Thinking.
(d) Kneeling.

6. In a dream, according to Rumi, an _____________ in a garden of love reached out to call him forward.
(a) Old child.
(b) Old man.
(c) Old woman.
(d) Old cook.

7. When the poet talks about tearing down the ___________, he is talking about tearing down the self.
(a) Wall.
(b) House.
(c) Rocks.
(d) Books.

8. Then, according to Rumi, the student felt love and became the __________ cast by the light of the teacher.
(a) Shadow.
(b) Peace.
(c) Witness.
(d) Truth.

9. The poet asks the reader what caused a __________ to open and to consume them within their lives.
(a) Candle.
(b) Hole.
(c) Darkness.
(d) Smoke.

10. Rumi describes a field, beyond right and wrong, where the ________ goes and loses ideas and language.
(a) Hand.
(b) Mind.
(c) Soul.
(d) Heart.

11. The soul, says Rumi, is in the shape of a ___________, according to one of his many poems.
(a) Stone.
(b) Heart.
(c) Bowl.
(d) Thought.

12. Barks talks in his commentary about the mysterious "________" in the poem, though he defines it differently.
(a) Color.
(b) You.
(c) Bird.
(d) Book.

13. Rumi uses the metaphor of tilling the soil to plant trees and roses for the way that one breaks up the __________.
(a) Love in one's life.
(b) Lessons one is taught.
(c) Soul.
(d) Truth.

14. When Rumi's teacher would wash his hands, the water would turn to ___________, according to Rumi.
(a) Ash.
(b) Light.
(c) Silver.
(d) Gold.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is NOT one of the ways in which Rumi writes, according to Barks in his commentary piece?

3. The poets asks for a __________ to climb into the Friend, and the response is that this item is in the person's head.

4. The poet says the he would die into _______, as clouds might disappear into the sun, according to his writings.

5. Rumi says to give up wanting what others hand and says that the day is a __________ day, according to his writing.

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