Week 4: Stories of Sufi Saints

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Reading Quiz


The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? Dho'l Nun was able to cause the sofa to turn into a terrifying, angry lion.
  2. T or F ? al-Hallaj unlocked the gates of the prison and escaped until he was later captured again.
  3. T or F ? Ebrahim heard someone on his roof who said he was looking for his lost camel.
  4. T or F ? Ebrahim experienced ecstasy each time his head banged against the steps of the mosque.
  5. T or F ? Abu 'Othman fell in love with the wife of the Prince of Yemen.
  6. T or F ? The ashes of al-Hallaj continued to proclaim: I am the Truth.
  7. T or F ? The man left his money with Fozail, not knowing that Fozail was a robber!
  8. T or F ? Despite Adam's objections, Eve took the child Khannas, killed him, and cooked him.
  9. T or F ? When Dho'l Nun was accused of stealing a jewel, a shower of jewels fell from the skies.
  10. T or F ? Ebrahim made his living as a blacksmith in Mecca.
  11. T or F ? When Termedhi threw himself into the Oxus River, he was mystically transported to Mecca.
  12. T or F ? God sent a flock of bees to feed honey to the ascetic man on the mountaintop.
  13. T or F ? Ahmad-e Harb told his friend to stop writing him letters and to worship God instead.
  14. T or F ? al-Hallaj proclaimed: I am the Truth.
  15. T or F ? Fozail flattered the caliph Harun, praising him for his piety and devotion.
  16. T or F ? Ma'ruf objected to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
  17. T or F ? A deer spoke to Ebrahim and said: I have been sent to hunt you.
  18. T or F ? When Fozail's family came to see him in Mecca, he wept with joy at their reunion.
  19. T or F ? Hatem pretended to be deaf so that the old woman would not feel embarrassed.
  20. T or F ? When Ebrahim lowered his bucket into the well, it came up filled with wine and honey.
  21. T or F ? The power of fire impressed Ahmad-e Harb so much that he converted to Zoroastrianism.
  22. T or F ? On the day that his son died, Fozail smiled.
  23. T or F ? When Yusof uncovered the bowl, a mouse ran out.
  24. T or F ? When he embraced his son, Ebrahim died of happiness.
  25. T or F ? Khair told the angel of death to wait until he had returned from a trip to Baghdad.

Modern Languages MLLL-2003. World Literature: Frametales. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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