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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. "Come Back, My Friend" is a poem about the many times that Rumi has lost connection with his ___________.
(a) Home.
(b) Purpose.
(c) Studies.
(d) Loved one.

10. The __________ inside of its cocoon is the metaphor which Rumi uses in order to discuss a man's journey into himself.
(a) Butterfly.
(b) Snake.
(c) Caterpillar.
(d) Silkworm.

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

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

13. 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.

14. The poet speaks of being locked in a _________ and of someone who brings him good and forgives him.
(a) Jail.
(b) Thought.
(c) Room.
(d) Tree.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The poet speaks of happiness for an unknown reason, and it becomes easy to ______, though the joy is inexplicable.

2. The poet asks a reader to imagine returning to the place from whence they came and imagine being greeted with _________.

3. What is NOT one of the ways in which Rumi writes, according to Barks in his commentary piece?

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

5. Shams comes down from the ___________, the poet says, and the readers will become the doorkeepers.

(see the answer keys)

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