The Illuminated Rumi Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. A _______ asks a man who is calling to Allah whether he has ever gotten a reply and then chastises the person for continuing to pray.

2. 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.

3. Rumi says to give up wanting what others hand and says that the day is a __________ day, according to his writing.

4. The __________ inside of its cocoon is the metaphor which Rumi uses in order to discuss a man's journey into himself.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Rumi tells the reader they must work as hard in the spiritual world as they do in the material world.

Part 1: Why do you think Rumi feels the spiritual world is so important in the life of the reader?

Part 2: How can one work as hard in the spiritual world as they do in the physical world?

Part 3: Do you think that you are working as hard in the spiritual world as you do in the material world?

Essay Topic 2

In many cases, Rumi seems to be struggling with his feelings about God and about his life, writing them out in his poems.

Part 1: Do you think it's normal to have problems deciding what you feel about your religion and your faith?

Part 2: Why do you think Rumi continues to struggle with his relationship with God, its meaning, and its importance?

Part 3: Should there come a time when you don't have to struggle with the idea of your faith anymore?

Essay Topic 3

Some of the poems in this collection of Rumi's work celebrate the idea of openness in life and in spirit.

Part 1: Why do you think openness is essential in life?

Part 2: Do you think that openness is something which can be easily cultivated in life?

Part 3: How do you think that you can personally cultivate more openness in your own life?

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