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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 scholar, after completing his studies, is returning home when he is confronted by a robber in Valmiki?
2. Who visits Valmiki and tells him the prophecy of a great man, born into the race of Ikshvahus?
3. Ravana is first known by what name?
4. Which of Rama's brothers does Viswamitra invite to accompany him to help protect sacrifices that are being meddled with by demons?
5. What does Brahma grant to Ravana for his penance?
Short Essay Questions
1. What moral lesson is relayed in the story of Draupadi?
2. What do the king and queen of Madurai do upon learning of the wrongs done to Kovalan in The Mispaired Anklet? What does Kannagi do?
3. Where does Nala leave Damayanti behind in Nala? Why?
4. How does Ravana die?
5. What gods assist Nala's brother in tricking Nala? How and why?
6. What does Ravana hear of Rama throughout the city? What is his impression?
7. Why do Ravana and his brothers go into seclusion? What does Ravana gain?
8. Who arrives to save Sita in Ravana? What does he do to free her?
9. Who does Savitri discover by her husband in the forest in Savitri? What does she say to him?
10. Who named Ravana? Describe his family.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Discuss the symbolism, themes, metaphors, and simile in Viswamitra. How does "man's ego" relate to the story's moral and themes?
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