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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Rumi also believes that a reader should _________, even if they don't mean it at first.
(a) Sing.
(b) Pray.
(c) Discuss.
(d) Talk.

5. What images in the book does Barks say reflect the idea of openings within the world and in the poems?
(a) Windows.
(b) Doors.
(c) Birds.
(d) Cages.

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

7. Barks compares humans talking about God to fish talking about the _________, in his commentary.
(a) Bible.
(b) Sun.
(c) Sea.
(d) Air.

8. The poet calls out for his _____'s return and to re-live their union during the course of one of his poems.
(a) Brother.
(b) Mother.
(c) Friend.
(d) Lover.

9. "Come Back, My Friend" is a poem about the many times that Rumi has lost connection with his ___________.
(a) Studies.
(b) Loved one.
(c) Purpose.
(d) Home.

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

11. The poet compares himself to a __________, stripped of its petals and of its leaves, within one of the poems.
(a) Rose hip.
(b) Peony.
(c) Violet.
(d) Daisy.

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

13. The poets asks for a __________ to climb into the Friend, and the response is that this item is in the person's head.
(a) Rope.
(b) Swing.
(c) Stairs.
(d) Ladder.

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

15. Barks points out the use of the word "_______" in one of the poems to be intended for the end of a vigil.
(a) This.
(b) She.
(c) You.
(d) That.

Short Answer Questions

1. _________ are the wandering Sufis who laugh and love at everything, but they are in turmoil inside.

2. The poet says that he is a letter to everyone around him, a letter which says, "_______" according to the poet.

3. Rumi describes a field, beyond right and wrong, where the ________ goes and loses ideas and language.

4. The __________ inside of its cocoon is the metaphor which Rumi uses in order to discuss a man's journey into himself.

5. What season does Rumi say it always is within the human soul, according to his writing?

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