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

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

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

4. Barks asks the reader to be in a state of _______ instead of reading about it, to live the connection about which Rumi speaks.
(a) Study.
(b) Spirituality.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Devotion.

5. The __________ of the world around Rumi will become his clothes and his jewels, according to the teachings of Rumi's teacher.
(a) Clouds.
(b) Lessons.
(c) Secrets.
(d) Elements.

6. 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) Cynic.
(b) Book.
(c) Demon.
(d) Devil.

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

8. The poem at the start of this section describes the idea that human beings visit space through breaking one's ________ down.
(a) Teacher.
(b) Study.
(c) Self.
(d) Books.

9. The robe of the teacher creates _________, according to Rumi, and the teacher also creates new life.
(a) Peace.
(b) Weather.
(c) Violence.
(d) Music.

10. 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) Friend.
(c) Mother.
(d) Brother.

11. Barks compares humans talking about God to fish talking about the _________, in his commentary.
(a) Bible.
(b) Air.
(c) Sea.
(d) Sun.

12. __________ is the character Rumi describes as a metalworker, making new shapes out of locks and chains.
(a) Joseph.
(b) David.
(c) Thomas.
(d) Jacob.

13. Shams comes down from the ___________, the poet says, and the readers will become the doorkeepers.
(a) Roof.
(b) Stone.
(c) Ledge.
(d) Window.

14. Rumi also believes that a reader should _________, even if they don't mean it at first.
(a) Pray.
(b) Talk.
(c) Sing.
(d) Discuss.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The poet says the reader is what every religion intends, urging _______ from love and from weeping.

2. The poet asks the reader what caused a __________ to open and to consume them within their lives.

3. Rumi asks the reader to make a __________, abhorring spiritual windowshoppers who are not giving fully of themselves.

4. What is NOT one of the ways in which Rumi writes, according to Barks in his commentary piece?

5. Rumi asks the reader to welcome all __________ in one's life, even the ones which are negative.

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