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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. __________ is the character Rumi describes as a metalworker, making new shapes out of locks and chains.
(a) Jacob.
(b) David.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Thomas.

2. Rumi says that humans should explore the reality of ____________, the grittiness of the soul and not live in the ideal.
(a) Humanity.
(b) Churches.
(c) God.
(d) Books.

3. Anyone or anything that is loved reflects the lover's ____________, according to Barks in relation to the Sufis.
(a) Truth.
(b) Spirituality.
(c) Peace.
(d) Goodness.

4. Rumi describes love as many things which come to his heart, like a thousand ____________ in one grain.
(a) Ideas.
(b) Pieces.
(c) Wheat plants.
(d) Truths.

5. Barks talks about a teacher, Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, who taught both himself and MIchael Green, the book's __________.
(a) Publisher.
(b) Typesetter.
(c) Editor.
(d) Illustrator.

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 describes a field, beyond right and wrong, where the ________ goes and loses ideas and language.

3. When Rumi's teacher would wash his hands, the water would turn to ___________, according to Rumi.

4. __________ in the presence, at the price of one's life, is a bargain, according to one of the poems of Rumi.

5. Lovers have to ________________, but they will find something of infinite value, according to the writing of Rumi.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens during the chess game between Shams and Rumi, according to Barks?

4. What does Barks ask a reader to do in relation to being in a state of spirituality?

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

6. What does the fragrance bring back to Rumi, when he's lost a connection to a loved one, according to the poem?

7. What are some of the things Rumi says are a part of a friend of all things?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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