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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. 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?

2. What half-human, half-cow does Vasishta reveal in Viswamitra?

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

4. The storyteller in Devi concludes by saying that whoever recites this prayer of thanksgiving on _________ will find protection from evil.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What causes King Lavana to leave his home with his family in Lavana? How does he return?

3. Who does Brahma create in the beginning of Manmata? Why?

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

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

6. How does Sabala feel about leaving Vasishta in Viswamitra? What does she do?

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

8. What does Mahisha do upon hearing a challenge through the woods in Devi?

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

10. How does the story Devi conclude? Who kills Mahisha?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the characters of Draupadi, Yudhistira, Arjuna, Bhima, Nakula, Shadeless, and Kunthi. Who are the parents of the Pandava brothers? Where do they live?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the characters Sukracharya, Kacha and Vrishaparva and the Sanjivini mantra. Who is Kacha's father and why is he chosen to be sent to Sukracharya?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss, analyze and compare Chudala and Sikhi-Dhvaja. How are the husband and wife different in this story? What similarities do they share?

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