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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Barks points out that Shams believed that Rumi wrote in _________ ways when he wrote to teach others.
(a) Four.
(b) Ten.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

5. The poet compares himself to a __________, stripped of its petals and of its leaves, within one of the poems.
(a) Peony.
(b) Rose hip.
(c) Violet.
(d) Daisy.

6. 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.

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

8. The poet has to ask Shams and _________ to help him, since he is partly within himself and partly outside of himself.
(a) Sun.
(b) Moon.
(c) Peasant.
(d) Books.

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

10. Rumi says that he does not regret love or passion, but owners everyone's __________, according to the writing.
(a) Paths.
(b) Flaws.
(c) Questions.
(d) Lessons.

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

12. _________ are the wandering Sufis who laugh and love at everything, but they are in turmoil inside.
(a) Qualudes.
(b) Quandaries.
(c) Qalans.
(d) Qalandars.

13. __________ makes Rumi fierce and tender, according to his own admission in one of his poems.
(a) Love.
(b) Learning.
(c) Hate.
(d) Truth.

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

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

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 points out the use of the word "_______" in one of the poems to be intended for the end of a vigil.

3. When asked how long he would remain in pain, Rumi answered that he was a _________ and his friend was the whole night.

4. What season does Rumi say it always is within the human soul, according to his writing?

5. Anyone or anything that is loved reflects the lover's ____________, according to Barks in relation to the Sufis.

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