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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Sikhi-Dhvaja go to meditate in Chudala?
(a) The riverside.
(b) The mountaintop.
(c) The desert.
(d) The forest.

2. How many men accompany the king when he meets a sage in Viswamitra?
(a) 100.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 100,000.
(d) 10,000.

3. Chudala, disguised as a young male aspic, tells Sikhi-Dhvaja that he struggles because he has no ___________.
(a) Goals.
(b) Passion.
(c) Guru.
(d) Pride.

4. What word means buffalo in Sanskrit?
(a) Maruka.
(b) Mahisha.
(c) Sudarzana.
(d) Sunayana.

5. What does Lavana find himself alone with, which he cannot chase or tame in Lavana?
(a) A gray horse.
(b) A wolf.
(c) A black horse.
(d) A black dog.

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

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

8. When she returns to the forest to check on her husband's progress, Chudala finds Sikhi-Dhvaja emaciated and ___________.
(a) Hopeful.
(b) Sickly.
(c) Scared.
(d) In a trance.

9. What are the anti-gods known as in Yayati?
(a) Asuras.
(b) Guru.
(c) Mahisha.
(d) Bhoga.

10. What is the woman in the woods carrying to her father in Lavana?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Money.
(c) Supplies.
(d) Food.

11. In Viswamitra, the mightiest of the kingly race is a king named __________.
(a) Vishnu.
(b) Vasishta.
(c) Brahma.
(d) Chedi.

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

13. What beautiful young princess does Sikhi-Dhvaja's father arrange for him to marry?
(a) Chudala.
(b) Chandra.
(c) Chamunda.
(d) Chinnamasta.

14. Whom do the gods decide to sent into the realm of the demon king Vrishaparva, to study as Sukracharya's pupil in Yayati?
(a) Devayani.
(b) Brihaspati.
(c) Sukracharya.
(d) Kacha.

15. Whose ambition it is to enter heaven in his earthly form in Viswamitra?
(a) Indra.
(b) Chedi.
(c) Trisanku.
(d) Lavana.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chudala, what beautiful woman appears and asks Sikhi-Dhvaja to take her as his wife?

2. What does Chedi tell the Ultimate God he wants to wield in Viswamitra?

3. In Chudala, Sikhi-Dhvaja is a young prince who is interested in nothing but ______________.

4. In the magical kingdom in Lavana, the king's father-in-law is _______________.

5. What Sanskrit word refers to a "seer" to whom the Vedas were "originally revealed" through states of higher consciousness?

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