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

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

3. Barks talks in his commentary about the mysterious "________" in the poem, though he defines it differently.
(a) Color.
(b) Bird.
(c) Book.
(d) You.

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

5. The poet asks the reader what caused a __________ to open and to consume them within their lives.
(a) Hole.
(b) Smoke.
(c) Candle.
(d) Darkness.

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

7. Rumi says that humans should explore the reality of ____________, the grittiness of the soul and not live in the ideal.
(a) Books.
(b) God.
(c) Churches.
(d) Humanity.

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

9. Rumi uses the metaphor of tilling the soil to plant trees and roses for the way that one breaks up the __________.
(a) Lessons one is taught.
(b) Soul.
(c) Love in one's life.
(d) Truth.

10. 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.

11. When the poet talks about tearing down the ___________, he is talking about tearing down the self.
(a) Wall.
(b) House.
(c) Books.
(d) Rocks.

12. The poet says the he would die into _______, as clouds might disappear into the sun, according to his writings.
(a) Shams.
(b) Love.
(c) The moon.
(d) Bliss.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The poet calls out for his _____'s return and to re-live their union during the course of one of his poems.

2. There is beauty in every meeting or gathering, the presence of _________, of 'the Friend' in one of Rumi's poems.

3. Bawa lived alone in a ________ before beginning to teach in Sri Lanka in the 1940s before moving to Philadelphia.

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

5. The spiritual journey discussed by Shams and Rumi is one in which one needs to break down the self to find the basic roots of _________ in humanity.

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