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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. The "___" is an illusion, according to Rumi, and this is why this part needs to be removed from the experience.
(a) Correctedness.
(b) Lesson.
(c) Truth.
(d) I.

2. Rumi suggests not doing the work God sent you for is "like using a priceless Indian _____ to cut rotten meat."
(a) Knife.
(b) Hatchet.
(c) Sword.
(d) Spear.

3. From talking to a ______ to eating cabbage broth, Rumi says that the tasks of everyday life bring a person into a spiritual realm.
(a) Barber.
(b) Peasant.
(c) Priest.
(d) Spouse.

4. The journey is a practice of ____________, rather than studying or learning with logic from the mind.
(a) Jumping.
(b) Experiencing.
(c) Falling.
(d) Practicing.

5. Since the reed was cut from the bed, it has made a ___________ sound, according to the description by Rumi.
(a) Angry.
(b) Joyful.
(c) Crying.
(d) Mysterious.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi suggests that "sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we are afraid of our own ________."

2. Rumi states "This _____ began in some other tavern. When I get back around to that place I will be completely sober."

3. Rumi suggests "My _____ is from elsewhere. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home."

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

5. Not doing the work God sent you for is the equivalent of "using a _____ bowl to cook turnips in.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Zuleikha, an Egyptian woman in love with Joseph, do with the shirt that Joseph wears in the story?

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

3. What does Rumi have to say about the road to Mecca when he is describing the idea that some mysteries aren't meant to be known?

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

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

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

7. Why was Shams pushed out of the area by the students of Rumi, according to the beginning of the book?

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

9. What are the amazing things prophets have done, according to the writings of Rumi?

10. What is the metaphor Rumi uses in order to describe the pull of love in one's life and how one should be pulled by love?

(see the answer keys)

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