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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. Where does Chodron write that she got her idea of what was real as she grew up in the 1950s?
(b) Her family.
2. What is the first lord of materialism?
(d) Personal style.
3. Which of the two witnesses does Chodron say we should hold?
(a) "The nearest."
(b) "The second."
(c) "The principal one."
(d) "The first."
4. How does the author characterize meditation?
(a) As the only path to a life free from suffering.
(b) As a great way to increase productivity,
(c) As simple and fun.
(d) As difficult but rewarding.
5. Who are the two witnesses that Chodron writes about?
(a) The self and other.
(b) The inner and outer critic.
(c) The teacher and student.
(d) The male and female.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did Atisha take with him from India to Tibet?
2. How does Chondron describe our "fundamental energy"?
3. What is the main point of the formal practice of maitri?
4. The author relates the story of a woman who found herself surrounded by people threatening to throw stones. What did she feel in that moment?
5. What insight did the woman give whom the author mentions is constantly on a diet?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the stages of the formal practice of loving-kindness?
2. According to Chodron, what is our relationship with enlightenment?
3. Chodron asserts that there are two options in life. The first is "to grow up and relate to life directly." What is the second?
4. What are the three lords of materialism?
5. What is tonglen?
6. What are the stages of the formal practice of tonglen?
7. What are the lojong teachings?
8. What ways does Chodron write that meditation can be misused?
9. What do Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa have in common, according to Chodron?
10. What does Chodron compare to "tapping into a spring of living water that has been temporarily encased in solid rock"?
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