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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. 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) Truth.
(d) Soul.

5. Who is the madman that wields a knife, the thing which is a nihilist that embraces destruction?
(a) Truth.
(b) Pity.
(c) Love.
(d) Trust.

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

7. Rumi speaks of the surrendering to __________ which brings light to all one's flaws, within one of his poems.
(a) Timelessness.
(b) Truth.
(c) Love.
(d) Innocence.

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

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

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

11. The spiritual journey discussed by Shams and Rumi is one in which one needs to break down the self to find the basic roots of _________ in humanity.
(a) Witnessing.
(b) Honor.
(c) Peacefulness.
(d) Religion.

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

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

14. Rumi asks the reader to welcome all __________ in one's life, even the ones which are negative.
(a) Lessons.
(b) People.
(c) Animals.
(d) Emotions.

15. __________ is the character Rumi describes as a metalworker, making new shapes out of locks and chains.
(a) Thomas.
(b) Jacob.
(c) David.
(d) Joseph.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi wants the reader to know that embracing _________ transforms this into joy.

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

3. Rumi decided to answer that he wrote so much because no ________ came from the radiance inside of him.

4. A _______ asks a man who is calling to Allah whether he has ever gotten a reply and then chastises the person for continuing to pray.

5. Bawa's teachings not only encouraged Barks, but they also encouraged Barks to bring Rumi to ____________.

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