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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 messenger does Nala send to a beautiful princess in Nala?
2. The one commendable thing Ravana does in his life is marry whom?
3. How many heads did Ravana have at birth?
4. What step-brother of Ravana's is a man of great respectability because of his tapas?
5. Who gave Ravana his name?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who arrives to save Sita in Ravana? What does he do to free her?
2. What does Vibhishana suggest Ravana do rather than fight?
3. Describe King Nala. Who visits him in the beginning of the story Nala?
4. Who comes to order Ravana to stop moving a mountain? What is his response?
5. What does Ravana hear of Rama throughout the city? What is his impression?
6. Why is Asvapati praying in the beginning of Savitri? To whom does he pray?
7. Why do Ravana and his brothers go into seclusion? What does Ravana gain?
8. What does Savitri do when her husband's death is coming near in Savitri?
9. 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?
10. Why does Ravana attack his brother? What does he steal from him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the character of Sankha in Valmiki. What are Sankha's incarnations? What is his principle role in the narrative?
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 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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