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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 bad omen did Kovalan fail to see in front of him at the marketplace in The Mispaired Anklet?
2. What messenger does Nala send to a beautiful princess in Nala?
3. With what sage does Rama decide to live with in the forest as an example to his people in Valmiki?
4. What does the serpent's venom do to Nala?
5. Who is referred to as chief of the minor gods in Nala?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ravana hear of Rama throughout the city? What is his impression?
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. Where does King Nala find himself after Damayanti's Swayamwara is announced?
5. What is Sita's reaction to Ravana once she has been kidnapped?
6. Where does Nala leave Damayanti behind in Nala? Why?
7. How does Ravana die?
8. What does Savitri do when her husband's death is coming near in Savitri?
9. Who arrives to save Sita in Ravana? What does he do to free her?
10. What does a serpent give Nala in repayment for saving him?
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 obstacles that Kacha faces upon arriving as Sukracharya's pupil. Does he succumb to these temptations?
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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