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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Rumi notes that everywhere a reader goes, they will perceive others as they themselves are, just as a _________ will ignore the amazing city of Baghdad.
(a) Fly.
(b) Ant.
(c) Child.
(d) Cow.

6. What is the game that Rumi and Shams played, according to Barks, which brought them closer together?
(a) Truth or Dare.
(b) Chess.
(c) Poker.
(d) Softball.

7. Barks points out that Shams believed that Rumi wrote in _________ ways when he wrote to teach others.
(a) Ten.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

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

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

10. Barks asks the reader to be in a state of _______ instead of reading about it, to live the connection about which Rumi speaks.
(a) Study.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Spirituality.
(d) Devotion.

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

12. _________ are the wandering Sufis who laugh and love at everything, but they are in turmoil inside.
(a) Quandaries.
(b) Qalandars.
(c) Qalans.
(d) Qualudes.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. __________ in the presence, at the price of one's life, is a bargain, according to one of the poems of Rumi.

3. Barks talks in his commentary about the mysterious "________" in the poem, though he defines it differently.

4. What images in the book does Barks say reflect the idea of openings within the world and in the poems?

5. Rumi describes love as many things which come to his heart, like a thousand ____________ in one grain.

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