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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. Bawa's teachings not only encouraged Barks, but they also encouraged Barks to bring Rumi to ____________.
(a) The temples.
(b) The West.
(c) The Christians.
(d) The publishing market.

2. The poet asks the reader what caused a __________ to open and to consume them within their lives.
(a) Candle.
(b) Smoke.
(c) Hole.
(d) Darkness.

3. There is beauty in every meeting or gathering, the presence of _________, of 'the Friend' in one of Rumi's poems.
(a) Love.
(b) Students.
(c) Masters.
(d) Grains.

4. Rumi uses the metaphor of tilling the soil to plant trees and roses for the way that one breaks up the __________.
(a) Truth.
(b) Soul.
(c) Lessons one is taught.
(d) Love in one's life.

5. Then, according to Rumi, the student felt love and became the __________ cast by the light of the teacher.
(a) Truth.
(b) Peace.
(c) Shadow.
(d) Witness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Barks asks the reader to be in a state of _______ instead of reading about it, to live the connection about which Rumi speaks.

2. Rumi asks the reader to accept _________, as everything comes from a higher place, according to his writing.

3. Though the _________ tries to think and read to find his lover again, there is no help in it, he realizes.

4. Rumi's poem begins by stating that this state of being is the only _______ of which he knows.

5. The poet speaks of being locked in a _________ and of someone who brings him good and forgives him.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rumi tell the reader to do in order to start their own spiritual journey, like Moses or Joseph did?

2. How does Rumi describe the person named David in his writings and poems?

3. What happened as a result of Zuleikha loving Joseph so much that he became everything to her?

4. What happened to his crying when the poet was brought to life, according to the writings of Rumi?

5. What do the Sufis think about love and about its ability to help people, according to the book?

6. What does Rumi try to do in order to find his lover again, according to the writings of Rumi?

7. What happens as the result of surrendering to love, according to the writings of Rumi?

8. What did the poet's teacher teach him to do, according to the writings of Rumi?

9. What does Rumi say that he doesn't regret in his life, according to one of his poems?

10. How does Rumi describe the idea of love in the last section of these poems?

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