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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. Kannagi would have redemption in how many days, according to the gods in The Mispaired Anklet?
2. Who is referred to as chief of the minor gods in Nala?
3. Which of Rama's emissaries is the son of the god of wind and endowed with extreme strength in Ravana?
4. What assistant of Shiva's, who is deformed and dwarfish, orders Ravana to cease and desist from moving the mountain?
5. What bad omen did Kovalan fail to see in front of him at the marketplace in The Mispaired Anklet?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who comes to order Ravana to stop moving a mountain? What is his response?
2. Why is Asvapati praying in the beginning of Savitri? To whom does he pray?
3. What is Sita's reaction to Ravana once she has been kidnapped?
4. Describe the figure of Valmiki. What great work did he compose?
5. Describe King Nala. Who visits him in the beginning of the story Nala?
6. What causes the downfall of Kovalan in The Mispaired Anklet?
7. What does Savitri do when her husband's death is coming near in Savitri?
8. What does Ravana hear of Rama throughout the city? What is his impression?
9. What do Ravana and his brothers do when they come out from seclusion?
10. What does Vibhishana suggest Ravana do rather than fight?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the setting of Viswamitra and the characters Chedi, Vasishta, and Sabala in the narrative. From what kingly race did Chedi descend? Where does King Chedi rule?
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
Describe the key plot points in Chudala, including exposition, rising action, climax, and denouement and discuss the setting and themes in the story. How is transformation illustrated as a theme?
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