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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. Who is Nala's brother that challenges Nala to a game of dice?
2. Savriti tells her father that she found the man she wishes to marry __________.
3. What does Brahma grant to Ravana for his penance?
4. Who orders Madhavi destroyed by fire in The Mispaired Anklet?
5. What is the true identity of Siti in Valmiki?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Asvapati praying in the beginning of Savitri? To whom does he pray?
2. Who arrives to save Sita in Ravana? What does he do to free her?
3. Who does Savitri discover by her husband in the forest in Savitri? What does she say to him?
4. What moral lesson is relayed in the story of Draupadi?
5. What gods assist Nala's brother in tricking Nala? How and why?
6. Describe the figure of Valmiki. What great work did he compose?
7. What does Ravana hear of Rama throughout the city? What is his impression?
8. What do Ravana and his brothers do when they come out from seclusion?
9. What does Savitri do when her husband's death is coming near in Savitri?
10. What is Sita's reaction to Ravana once she has been kidnapped?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the Ramayana and Mahabharata. How many stories in Gods, Demons, and Others are derived from these texts? When were they written?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Describe Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Soorpanakha, Vibhishana, Kubera, and the setting of Ravana. Why was Ravana renamed and by whom?
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