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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. When traveling with the wind, one needs no __________.

2. What can not be forced on the innocent or lifted from the guilty?

3. Work is not a _________ and __________.

4. What does Almitra understand about Almustafa?

5. Who begs Almustafa to remain?

Short Essay Questions

1. It is better not to seek only peace and pleasure in love, but what should one do to open one's self up to love?

2. What does Almustafa say he has observed when the orator asks about freedom?

3. What does work help one to do, according to Almustafa?

4. No matter how grand one's house is, what does Almustafa say the owner should do?

5. What does sorrow do that helps a person hold more joy in their lives?

6. What does Almustafa declare about love?

7. Where do the souls of children dwell, according to Almustafa?

8. Who does Almustafa say has useful gifts to sell?

9. What does Almustafa say about clothing when the weaver asks?

10. What setting does Almustafa prefer for living?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The concept of love is something that has been discussed throughout the ages. When Almustafa says that Love neither possesses nor is possessed, what does this mean? How does this play out in relationships and families? What do you think "empty one's self to neither" (in reference to laughter and weeping) means?

Essay Topic 2

In the chapter on Good and Evil, Almustafa says that evil and good are actually the same thing. Why does he believe this? Do you agree with his explanation? Why or why not? Can you give three examples of how evil and good can be alike in nature? Are evil and good just a subjective assessment in relation to the person who views these instances? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

When Almustafa talks about clothing, it seems he thinks that everyone should be nude all the time. Do you think he meant something else entirely? What do you think he meant, and how could you adapt this advice to the modern world and its laws and societal rules?

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