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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. Vasishta explains to the king that his strength comes from where in Viswamitra?

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

3. How many sons is the king borne by his wife in the magical land in Lavana?

4. At the end of Chudala, Sikhi-Dhvaja and Chudala return to their kingdom to rule in peace and happiness for how many years?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Sikhi-Dhvaia's father arrange for him to marry? What is their marriage like?

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

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

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

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

6. What happens when Kacha decides to return to the god-world in Yayati?

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

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

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

10. What does King Chedi come upon in the beginning of Viswamitra?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Sandhya, Manmata, Rati, Iswara, and the setting of Manmata. Why did Brahma decide to create Sandhya and Manmata?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the key plot points in Chudala, including exposition, rising action, climax, and denouement and discuss the setting and themes in the story. How is transformation illustrated as a theme?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the Ramayana and Mahabharata. How many stories in Gods, Demons, and Others are derived from these texts? When were they written?

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