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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. How many near enemies of compassion are there?
2. Why can our good fortune be hard to miss?
(a) Because it is easier to focus on negativity.
(b) Because it is not "our habitual human behavior."
(c) Because society pressures us to have so much that we focus on our lack.
(d) Because of its "ordinariness."
3. Who are the best teachers in teaching us to rejoice in the good fortune of others?
(a) Difficult people.
(c) People with power over us.
(d) The elderly.
4. What tendency is comfort orientation based on?
(b) Hoping for the best.
(c) Being irresponsible.
(d) Avoiding inconvenience.
5. What did the cook from Gambo Alley who was miserable see as she walked unhappily?
(a) A fox.
(b) A shooting star.
(c) An unmarried and attractive man.
(d) A eclipse.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Chodron view strength from a historical perspective?
2. What is equanimity?
3. Who is Jarvis Masters?
4. What is the first step to an aspiration for joy and happiness?
5. How do we get beyond laziness to open ourselves to bodhichitta?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Chodron recommend we react when life is pleasant?
2. How was Shariputra an example for students during the Buddha's teaching at Vulture Peak Mountain (in his teachings known as The Heart Sutra)?
3. What did the Buddha teach his students on Vulture Peak Mountain?
4. What does the author claim can be achieved through the six ways of compassionate living?
5. How does Chodron argue that we should react to our good fortune?
6. What are the three near enemies of compassion?
7. How does Chodron define the "essence of bravery"?
8. What are the near and far enemies of the four limitless qualities?
9. What is equanimity?
10. How does Chodron describe laziness characterized by wanting to avoid inconvenience?
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