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. What mountain gets in Ravana's way when riding home after vanquishing his brother's lands?

2. What in Sanskrit refers to the foremost poet or fountainhead of poetry?

3. Who advises Ravana to undo the thing that is causing all the strife and give Rama's wife back?

4. Who is the mother of the five Pandava brothers in Draupadi?

5. Which of Rama's brothers does Viswamitra invite to accompany him to help protect sacrifices that are being meddled with by demons?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Ravana and his brothers do when they come out from seclusion?

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

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

4. Who named Ravana? Describe his family.

5. Who is Savitri's father with when she announces who she chooses for a husband? What is his reply?

6. 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?

7. Where does King Nala find himself after Damayanti's Swayamwara is announced?

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

9. What does Ravana hear of Rama throughout the city? What is his impression?

10. What causes the downfall of Kovalan in The Mispaired Anklet?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss King Lavana. Where is Lavana ruler? How is he thought of by his subjects? What magician visits him?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the plot structure and settings of Yayati. What are the story's central themes? How do the characters react to temptation in this narrative? How does it relate to the other stories in the anthology?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the desire for immortality by the asuras in Devi. What is the driving force of "evil," according to R. K. Narayan's perspective? What defines "good"?

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