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 became joyous, and then died, and then became a fool, according to his writing, and then became scattered _________.
(a) Water.
(b) Pebbles.
(c) Smoke.
(d) Thought.

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

3. 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) Cynic.
(b) Demon.
(c) Book.
(d) Devil.

4. The poet speaks of happiness for an unknown reason, and it becomes easy to ______, though the joy is inexplicable.
(a) Cry.
(b) Laugh.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Smile.

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

6. 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.

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

8. There is beauty in every meeting or gathering, the presence of _________, of 'the Friend' in one of Rumi's poems.
(a) Grains.
(b) Masters.
(c) Students.
(d) Love.

9. 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) Child.
(c) Cow.
(d) Ant.

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

11. 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) Student.
(d) Candle.

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

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

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

15. The __________ of the world around Rumi will become his clothes and his jewels, according to the teachings of Rumi's teacher.
(a) Lessons.
(b) Elements.
(c) Clouds.
(d) Secrets.

Short Answer Questions

1. Though the _________ tries to think and read to find his lover again, there is no help in it, he realizes.

2. Anyone or anything that is loved reflects the lover's ____________, according to Barks in relation to the Sufis.

3. Rumi uses the metaphor of tilling the soil to plant trees and roses for the way that one breaks up the __________.

4. The poet asks the reader what caused a __________ to open and to consume them within their lives.

5. __________ is the character Rumi describes as a metalworker, making new shapes out of locks and chains.

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