|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13-15.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who are the best teachers in teaching us to rejoice in the good fortune of others?
(b) The elderly.
(c) People with power over us.
(d) Difficult people.
2. What is the first step to an aspiration for joy and happiness?
(a) Staying with our meditative process.
(b) Avoiding protests.
(c) Enjoying our own good fortune.
(d) Enjoying our thoughts without any effort to change our circumstance.
3. How does Chodron argue that our diet and health affect our strength?
(a) She writes that it is important that we care for our health as it does affect our minds.
(b) She writes that we must use moderation in all things.
(c) She does not deal with these topics directly.
(d) She argues that it is impossible to withstand the rigors of sitting meditation if we are physically unhealthy.
4. What is lhenchak?
(a) An Indian term for "practicality meeting creativity."
(b) Tibetan for "missed opportunity to feel love."
(d) A Tibetan term for how free-flowing love can go "astray."
5. What does Chodron claim is the most difficult step in any practice?
(a) "Having the guts to experiment."
(b) "Listening to a teacher, and admitting that we do not know our own way."
(c) "Aknowledging that we are all churned up."
(d) "Allowing ourselves to begin something new."
Short Answer Questions
1. Why are students taught to bow to others and to objects in the Zen tradition?
2. Who do we first practice Maitri on?
3. Why can our good fortune be hard to miss?
4. Which of the two witnesses does Chodron say we should hold?
5. Why does Chodron work with aspirations?
This section contains 364 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)