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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. Valmiki composed how many stanzas of the Ramayana?
2. The spot where Kovalan arose and joined his wife is today a temple known as _________.
3. Nala is the ruler of what kingdom?
4. Who actually stole the queen's anklet in The Mispaired Anklet?
5. What mountain gets in Ravana's way when riding home after vanquishing his brother's lands?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does King Nala find himself after Damayanti's Swayamwara is announced?
2. Why does Ravana attack his brother? What does he steal from him?
3. What do Ravana and his brothers do when they come out from seclusion?
4. Why is Asvapati praying in the beginning of Savitri? To whom does he pray?
5. What does a serpent give Nala in repayment for saving him?
6. Where does Nala leave Damayanti behind in Nala? Why?
7. How does Ravana die?
8. Who arrives to save Sita in Ravana? What does he do to free her?
9. Who is Savitri's father with when she announces who she chooses for a husband? What is his reply?
10. What gods assist Nala's brother in tricking Nala? How and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss Valmiki and Rama. What is the definition of the Adi Kavi, and how did Valmiki earn this title?
Essay Topic 2
Describe Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Soorpanakha, Vibhishana, Kubera, and the setting of Ravana. Why was Ravana renamed and by whom?
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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