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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. What do people's hearts know in silence?
2. Only when the earth claims one's limbs can one truly _________.
3. Almustafa wishes he could be a ___________.
4. What is remembered long after the vessel is gone?
5. Almustafa says that people should not pray only in ________ and ________.
Short Essay Questions
1. To what does Almustafa compare time?
2. What is the reaction of the people when Almustafa does not accept the gifts of the Orphalese?
3. What do the tired and the weary say about beauty?
4. How does Almustafa describe friendship when a youth asks?
5. Since one should not speak about finding "the" truth, what should a person do?
6. When does Almustafa say that one speaks?
7. What does Almustafa claim when evening falls and Almitra blesses the day, the place, and Almustafa's words?
8. While Almustafa compares the soul to a battlefield, what does he wish his role in this conflict to be?
9. How should judgment and appetite be treated, according to Almustafa?
10. How does Almustafa describe religion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Almustafa suggests that everyone live in the country. Why does he believe this is the best choice for families and individuals? What do you think about this advice? Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not? Does the place where you live even matter?
Essay Topic 3
When talking about prayer Almustafa says that prayer should not be limited to times of desperation. Why do you think this is true? What is the purpose of prayer? Then he says that you can not pray in words, what do you think this means? What are some other ways to pray?
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