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

2. The poet describes himself as being someone who wants little and who needs only a _____________.
(a) Prayer.
(b) Half a loaf of bread.
(c) Piece of cheese.
(d) Song.

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

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

5. What is the game that Rumi and Shams played, according to Barks, which brought them closer together?
(a) Poker.
(b) Chess.
(c) Truth or Dare.
(d) Softball.

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

7. 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.

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

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

10. Rumi tells the reader to start __________ on their own personal journey to enlightenment, according to one of the poems.
(a) Walking.
(b) Skipping.
(c) Crawling.
(d) Dancing.

11. In a dream, according to Rumi, an _____________ in a garden of love reached out to call him forward.
(a) Old child.
(b) Old man.
(c) Old cook.
(d) Old woman.

12. The __________ is the reason for the praying, according to Allah, as Rumi recollects in one of his poems.
(a) Longing.
(b) Kneeling.
(c) Truth.
(d) Beginning.

13. 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.
(a) Peacefulness.
(b) Honor.
(c) Witnessing.
(d) Religion.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi also believes that a reader should _________, even if they don't mean it at first.

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

3. Rumi speaks in the poem mentioned in #157 about a _________ bringing him back to this lost connection.

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

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

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