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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Storyteller also known as?
(a) The Philanthropist.
(b) The Pandit.
(c) The Pundit.
(d) The Pugilist.

2. What is the name of the young male aspic Chudala disguises herself as to appear to her husband?
(a) Lavana.
(b) Kacha.
(c) Chudala.
(d) Kumbha.

3. What great sage is master of the Sanjivini mantra in Yayati?
(a) Kacha.
(b) Sukracharya.
(c) Brihaspati.
(d) Devayani.

4. The goddess Devi sends word that she wants Mahisha to either come and face her, or return where?
(a) Home.
(b) To her mother.
(c) The forest.
(d) The netherworld.

5. What god is referred to as the destroyer in Devi?
(a) Shiva.
(b) Indra.
(c) Dattatreya.
(d) Vishnu.

6. Who is referred to as the Ultimate God in Viswamitra?
(a) Rishi.
(b) Sandhya.
(c) Iswara.
(d) Sabala.

7. What forces Lavana's family to move from their home in the magical world in Lavana?
(a) A fire.
(b) A flood.
(c) A famine.
(d) An earthquake.

8. What word refers to pleasure and enjoyment in Sanskrit?
(a) Bhoga.
(b) Kuzala.
(c) Naama.
(d) Krodha.

9. How old is Sikhi-Dhvaja when he goes out to conquer lands in the name of his father in Chudala?
(a) 17.
(b) 16.
(c) 14.
(d) 18.

10. Every demon, according to the storyteller, seeks what in Devi?
(a) Immortality.
(b) Blood.
(c) Souls.
(d) The innocent.

11. What Sanskrit word refers to a "seer" to whom the Vedas were "originally revealed" through states of higher consciousness?
(a) Etaavaan.
(b) Aagatavaan.
(c) Ekaakii.
(d) Rishi.

12. Manmata asks Brahma if he may test his strength by sending out his __________.
(a) Sword.
(b) Arrows.
(c) Knife.
(d) Dogs.

13. In Chudala, what beautiful woman appears and asks Sikhi-Dhvaja to take her as his wife?
(a) Mahavidya.
(b) Meenush.
(c) Markandeya.
(d) Mandanika.

14. At the end of Chudala, Sikhi-Dhvaja and Chudala return to their kingdom to rule in peace and happiness for how many years?
(a) 35.
(b) 50.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 100.

15. The Sanjivini mantra is an incantation that can _____________.
(a) Ensure bountiful crops.
(b) Heal the sick.
(c) Make it rain.
(d) Bring the dead back to life.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the presiding god of wisdom and acumen in Yayati?

2. Where does Viswamitra seek solitude, renounce all speech, and rid himself of anger?

3. What weapon of Vasishta's repels all attacks in Viswamitra?

4. Where does Sikhi-Dhvaja go to meditate in Chudala?

5. With what does Devi sever Mahisha's head in Devi?

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