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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sage does Kumbha claim put a curse on him in Chudala?
(a) Danu.
(b) Dharma.
(c) Dakshayani.
(d) Durvasa.

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

3. Vasishta explains to the king that his strength comes from where in Viswamitra?
(a) His spirit.
(b) Inside himself.
(c) His food.
(d) His training.

4. What demon asks the creator that he may continue to live unless a woman appears who is capable of killing him in a fight in Devi?
(a) Kali.
(b) Mahishasura.
(c) Andhaka.
(d) Pishacha.

5. In Viswamitra, Sabala does not want to leave her sage and asks that she be allowed to create men to ________.
(a) Kill the king.
(b) Fight off the king's soldiers.
(c) Marry her.
(d) Cater to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Kumbha claims that the curse put on him makes him turn into ___________ every night.

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

3. What sage invites the king and his men to come in and dine with him in Viswamitra?

4. In Viswamitra, the mightiest of the kingly race is a king named __________.

5. The Sanjivini mantra is an incantation that can _____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Sikhi-Dhvaia in the beginning of Chudala. How old is he?

2. What happens to Manmata's arrows when he shoots them in the beginning of Manmata?

3. How does Yayati encounter Deyayani in the story Yayati?

4. Discuss the themes and plots within the story Yayati. What unites the story?

5. What is the third test which Chudala places on her husband? What comes of it?

6. What moral lesson does King Lavana learn from his encounter with a magician?

7. How is Devi created? What is her appearance like?

8. What conversation does Iswara have with Vasishta in Viswamitra?

9. How does Chudala test her husband's ability to make no distinction between yielding and resisting?

10. What is King Chedi's response to his dinner invitation in the beginning of Viswamitra? How is it explained?

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