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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rumi sent his son _______ to bring back his exiled companion. He was found playing cards with the future St. Francis of Assisi.
(a) Solomon.
(b) Moses.
(c) Sultan Veled.
(d) Sultan Balkh.

2. Rumi gives advice about how to deal with hardship, "The cure for the ______ is in the pain. Good and bad are mixed."
(a) Love.
(b) Disease.
(c) Pain.
(d) Depression.

3. The writer continues to tell the reader to keep working, searching for __________ in the daily practice.
(a) Love.
(b) Water.
(c) Women.
(d) Answers.

4. Rumi states, in "The Prophets" no one knows if the _______ will sink or reach the harbor.
(a) Vessel.
(b) Camel.
(c) Person.
(d) Car.

5. Rumi notes there is only one search in the world: "___________ this world is wandering that..."
(a) Wandering.
(b) Breathing.
(c) Living.
(d) Knowing.

Short Answer Questions

1. _______ was sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt , gradually came to power there, and made a complicated trade route.

2. Rumi relishes things like walking, meditation, and fasting as they help to bring a person into ____________.

3. The _____________ who are there in the orchard do not matter, according to Rumi, along with the light and the wine.

4. Sufis are loved the world over for reminding us that the glory is our ______ reality and the opposite is a kind of language for expressing it.

5. Rumi refers to the field that develops between the formless source and form ______ a personified image.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the metaphor Rumi uses when it comes to the black sky and the moon.

2. What does Rumi do when he is so impressed with the depth of the knowledge of Shams?

3. What doesn't matter in the midst of an orchard in the spring, according to the writings of Rumi?

4. What is the profession of Rumi when Barks introduces him at the beginning of this book?

5. What does Rumi say has happened since he has been knocking on a door?

6. What happens to the reed when it is cut, according to the writings of Rumi?

7. What happens after Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers, according to the writings of Rumi?

8. What does Rumi realize about his friend Shams when he doesn't believe that he is actually dead?

9. What is the story of Ramahrishna that Rumi tells at the start of this section of the book?

10. After the narrator says they are no religion or culture, not east or west, what does the narrator say they do belong to?

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