The Illuminated Rumi Test | Final Test - Easy

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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) Peace.
(b) Truth.
(c) Water.
(d) Death.

2. The poet asks the reader to give everything, not to dull the drum's noise with a __________.
(a) Tear.
(b) Blanket.
(c) Rattle.
(d) Question.

3. Shams comes down from the ___________, the poet says, and the readers will become the doorkeepers.
(a) Roof.
(b) Window.
(c) Stone.
(d) Ledge.

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

5. What is NOT one of the ways in which Rumi writes, according to Barks in his commentary piece?
(a) For others.
(b) For glory.
(c) For no one.
(d) For himself.

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

7. 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) Pray.
(d) Live.

8. 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.
(a) Book.
(b) Devil.
(c) Demon.
(d) Cynic.

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

10. The robe of the teacher creates _________, according to Rumi, and the teacher also creates new life.
(a) Music.
(b) Weather.
(c) Violence.
(d) Peace.

11. Bawa lived alone in a ________ before beginning to teach in Sri Lanka in the 1940s before moving to Philadelphia.
(a) Igloo.
(b) Cave dwelling.
(c) Mountain.
(d) Jungle.

12. Anyone or anything that is loved reflects the lover's ____________, according to Barks in relation to the Sufis.
(a) Peace.
(b) Goodness.
(c) Spirituality.
(d) Truth.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the madman that wields a knife, the thing which is a nihilist that embraces destruction?

2. Barks asks the reader to be in a state of _______ instead of reading about it, to live the connection about which Rumi speaks.

3. Rumi tells the reader to start __________ on their own personal journey to enlightenment, according to one of the poems.

4. Barks compares humans talking about God to fish talking about the _________, in his commentary.

5. The poem at the start of this section describes the idea that human beings visit space through breaking one's ________ down.

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