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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. What is NOT one of the ways in which Rumi writes, according to Barks in his commentary piece?
(a) For others.
(b) For himself.
(c) For glory.
(d) For no one.

2. The poet calls out for his _____'s return and to re-live their union during the course of one of his poems.
(a) Brother.
(b) Friend.
(c) Mother.
(d) Lover.

3. Lovers have to ________________, but they will find something of infinite value, according to the writing of Rumi.
(a) Know the truth.
(b) Fight with each other.
(c) Fall into a hole.
(d) Separate.

4. Rumi confesses to wanting to have his teacher's __________ in order that he might fly too.
(a) Wings.
(b) Hands.
(c) Plane.
(d) Feet.

5. What is the game that Rumi and Shams played, according to Barks, which brought them closer together?
(a) Softball.
(b) Poker.
(c) Chess.
(d) Truth or Dare.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumi compares his soul to a drop in a spiritual _________ saying that it is always a certain season the human soul.

2. Rumi stops his list of things which he uses to describe a friend within his poem in order to ______________.

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

4. Rumi decided to answer that he wrote so much because no ________ came from the radiance inside of him.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is essential in the windows of one heart to another, according to the writings of Rumi?

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

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

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

5. When Shams asks about if the drop stays still in the ocean, what does he tell Rumi to do?

6. Why does the poet ask Shams and the Sun to help him in his poems, according to the writings of Rumi?

7. What does Rumi have to say about the gamble of love and what does he urge the reader to do?

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

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

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

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