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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi speaks in the poem mentioned in #157 about a _________ bringing him back to this lost connection.
(a) Cloud.
(b) Fragrance.
(c) Book.
(d) Storm.

2. 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) Cow.
(c) Ant.
(d) Fly.

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

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

5. Rumi stops his list of things which he uses to describe a friend within his poem in order to ______________.
(a) Sing.
(b) Dance his dance.
(c) Keep a bird from flying away.
(d) Pray.

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

7. The soul, says Rumi, is in the shape of a ___________, according to one of his many poems.
(a) Stone.
(b) Thought.
(c) Heart.
(d) Bowl.

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

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

10. Rumi decided to answer that he wrote so much because no ________ came from the radiance inside of him.
(a) Truth.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Peace.
(d) Words.

11. 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.

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

13. Shams points out that what everyone is actually worshiping is ___________, rather than a higher being.
(a) Each other.
(b) An idea.
(c) A song.
(d) Nature.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

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

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. The poet asks the reader to give everything, not to dull the drum's noise with a __________.

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