The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times Test | Final Test - Easy

Pema Chödrön
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chondron claim is required to forgive?
(a) Spiritual teaching.
(b) Bravery.
(c) Love.
(d) Hope.

2. What does Chodron write about "shoulds" and "should nots"?
(a) These are used by the weak, who have not trained as warriors.
(b) We should not see things in these categories.
(c) We should focus on the "shoulds," while avoiding "should nots."
(d) These are helpful.

3. What is the final of the five strengths?
(a) Hope.
(b) Love.
(c) Inspiration.
(d) Aspiration.

4. What does Chondron claim is the essence of generosity?
(a) Working.
(b) Letting go.
(c) Feeling alone, and moving beyond it.
(d) Hope.

5. What would Chodron like us to see about being in a raft that has disintegrated?
(a) It can be liberating.
(b) We never needed a raft.
(c) Our innermost self finds a way in an emergency.
(d) It could never happen.

6. How does Chodron view strength from a historical perspective?
(a) She argues that there has not been a change over time.
(b) She does not touch on this theme.
(c) Chodron writes that it is easier to access strength in the modern world.
(d) She writes that strength came more naturally to spiritual teachers in other time periods.

7. What is Chodron's tone in Chapter 15?
(a) Straightforward.
(b) Hatful.
(c) Hurried.
(d) Passionate.

8. Which of the following qualities is one of the five strengths?
(a) Hope.
(b) Hard work.
(c) Strong determination.
(d) Love.

9. What will happen if we "stay with" sorrow or pain?
(a) We will have strengthened personal relationships.
(b) We will feel worse.
(c) We will understand why we have so many psychological issues.
(d) We will feel lighter and more courageous.

10. What is the far enemy of loving-kindness?
(a) Anger.
(b) Longing.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Jealousy.

11. How does equanimity compare with our usual perspective?
(a) It is less happy.
(b) It is bigger.
(c) It is happier.
(d) It is less confusing.

12. What is the "seed of goodness"?
(a) Fatigue.
(b) Hope and love.
(c) Openness and tenderness.
(d) Packets of seeds.

13. What does Chodron write that her friend thought when he heard a woman screaming on the street?
(a) "What can I do?"
(b) "I don't care."
(c) "What is happening?"
(d) "Better her than me."

14. What did the cook from Gambo Alley who was miserable see as she walked unhappily?
(a) A fox.
(b) A shooting star.
(c) A eclipse.
(d) An unmarried and attractive man.

15. What is the far enemy of joy?
(a) Despair.
(b) Envy.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Anger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author claim that thoughts become with time?

2. What ritual did Trungpa Rinpoche teach Chodron could be enjoyed?

3. What upset the woman who was always late in Chodron's story?

4. Chodron writes that we should daily have the same commitment to what happens to us every day.

5. What is the near enemy of joyfulness?

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