Gods, Demons, and Others Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Which of Ravana's sons does he send to attack a giant monkey?

3. The one commendable thing Ravana does in his life is marry whom?

4. To what town do Kovalan and his wife move once he has lost everything?

5. Who actually stole the queen's anklet in The Mispaired Anklet?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe King Nala. Who visits him in the beginning of the story Nala?

2. What moral lesson is relayed in the story of Draupadi?

3. Where does Nala leave Damayanti behind in Nala? Why?

4. 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?

5. Who does Damayanti encounter in Chedi? What does she do at that point?

6. What does Vibhishana suggest Ravana do rather than fight?

7. Who named Ravana? Describe his family.

8. Who arrives to save Sita in Ravana? What does he do to free her?

9. What does a serpent give Nala in repayment for saving him?

10. Who comes to order Ravana to stop moving a mountain? What is his response?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the life of the author, R. K. Narayan, his culture and literary career, and the influences which he drew from in adapting Gods, Demons, and Others.

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 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?

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