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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Rumi says that he does not regret love or passion, but owners everyone's __________, according to the writing.
(a) Lessons.
(b) Flaws.
(c) Questions.
(d) Paths.

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

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

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

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

7. Barks talks about a teacher, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, who taught both himself and MIchael Green, the book's __________.
(a) Publisher.
(b) Illustrator.
(c) Editor.
(d) Typesetter.

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

14. Rumi talks to the reader about the desired kiss as the _________ coming up into the lips of a person.
(a) Respect.
(b) Truth.
(c) Lesson.
(d) Soul.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When asked how long he would remain in pain, Rumi answered that he was a _________ and his friend was the whole night.

2. In a dream, according to Rumi, an _____________ in a garden of love reached out to call him forward.

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

4. __________ makes Rumi fierce and tender, according to his own admission in one of his poems.

5. Rumi became joyous, and then died, and then became a fool, according to his writing, and then became scattered _________.

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