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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 decided to answer that he wrote so much because no ________ came from the radiance inside of him.
(a) Words.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Truth.
(d) Peace.

2. The soul, says Rumi, is in the shape of a ___________, according to one of his many poems.
(a) Stone.
(b) Heart.
(c) Bowl.
(d) Thought.

3. Rumi talks to the reader about the desired kiss as the _________ coming up into the lips of a person.
(a) Soul.
(b) Respect.
(c) Truth.
(d) Lesson.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The poet describes _________ appearing at the footsteps of his teacher, in one of his poems in this section.

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

3. "Come Back, My Friend" is a poem about the many times that Rumi has lost connection with his ___________.

4. The poem at the start of this section describes the idea that human beings visit space through breaking one's ________ down.

5. Rumi notes that everywhere a reader goes, they will perceive others as they themselves are, just as a _________ will ignore the amazing city of Baghdad.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the poet say that it is not necessary to grieve, according to the writings of Rumi?

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

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

5. What happens as the result of the spiritual journey that Shams and Rumi discuss?

6. What are the three ways in which Rumi could write, according to Shams?

7. What does Rumi think that cow might experience when they are in Baghdad?

8. What are the differences that Rumi says do not exist in the garden of mystic lovers?

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

10. What does the teacher say about speaking scripture, according to the writings of Rumi?

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