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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 beautiful young princess does Sikhi-Dhvaja's father arrange for him to marry?

2. What ruler of the gods does Mahisha taunt endlessly in Devi?

3. What is the woman in the woods carrying to her father in Lavana?

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

5. Viswamitra decides to create his own heaven and universe, and makes it upside-down so __________ will feel right-side up.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Brahma offer in marriage to Manmata? Where does he send them afterward?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the plot structure and settings of Yayati. What are the story's central themes? How do the characters react to temptation in this narrative? How does it relate to the other stories in the anthology?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss King Lavana. Where is Lavana ruler? How is he thought of by his subjects? What magician visits him?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss Valmiki and Rama. What is the definition of the Adi Kavi, and how did Valmiki earn this title?

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