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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi compares his soul to a drop in a spiritual _________ saying that it is always a certain season the human soul.
(a) Homily.
(b) Bucket.
(c) Ocean.
(d) Scripture.

2. Rumi says to give up wanting what others hand and says that the day is a __________ day, according to his writing.
(a) Sad.
(b) Self aware.
(c) Truthful.
(d) Joyous.

3. The poets asks for a __________ to climb into the Friend, and the response is that this item is in the person's head.
(a) Rope.
(b) Swing.
(c) Ladder.
(d) Stairs.

4. The poet states that ________ don't prepare us for the journey we all have to make, according to one of the poems.
(a) Words.
(b) Prayers.
(c) Chants.
(d) Presents.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. 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.

14. Rumi's poem begins by stating that this state of being is the only _______ of which he knows.
(a) Truth.
(b) Death.
(c) Peace.
(d) Water.

15. 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) Child.
(b) Ant.
(c) Fly.
(d) Cow.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Rumi talks to the reader about the desired kiss as the _________ coming up into the lips of a person.

4. Barks writes in the commentary that Rumi was asked once why we wrote so much since he valued ___________.

5. When the poet talks about tearing down the ___________, he is talking about tearing down the self.

(see the answer keys)

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