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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. __________ in the presence, at the price of one's life, is a bargain, according to one of the poems of Rumi.
(a) Singing.
(b) Thinking.
(c) Kissing.
(d) Kneeling.

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

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

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

9. Lovers have to ________________, but they will find something of infinite value, according to the writing of Rumi.
(a) Know the truth.
(b) Fall into a hole.
(c) Fight with each other.
(d) Separate.

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

11. Barks writes in the commentary that Rumi was asked once why we wrote so much since he valued ___________.
(a) Dance.
(b) Truth.
(c) Music.
(d) Silence.

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

13. What is NOT one of the ways in which Rumi writes, according to Barks in his commentary piece?
(a) For no one.
(b) For himself.
(c) For glory.
(d) For others.

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

15. Bawa's teachings not only encouraged Barks, but they also encouraged Barks to bring Rumi to ____________.
(a) The West.
(b) The temples.
(c) The Christians.
(d) The publishing market.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi decided to answer that he wrote so much because no ________ came from the radiance inside of him.

2. The ________ speaking scripture brings the dead students of scripture to life, according to Rumi.

3. Barks talks about a teacher, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, who taught both himself and MIchael Green, the book's __________.

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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