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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. With what sage does Rama decide to live with in the forest as an example to his people in Valmiki?
2. Ravana is first known by what name?
3. What was Kovalan's name in his previous life in The Mispaired Anklet?
4. Who is referred to as the god of fire in Nala?
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. How does Ravana die?
2. What moral lesson is relayed in the story of Draupadi?
3. What does a serpent give Nala in repayment for saving him?
4. What do Ravana and his brothers do when they come out from seclusion?
5. Why is Asvapati praying in the beginning of Savitri? To whom does he pray?
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. Why do Ravana and his brothers go into seclusion? What does Ravana gain?
8. Where does King Nala find himself after Damayanti's Swayamwara is announced?
9. Who comes to order Ravana to stop moving a mountain? What is his response?
10. What gods assist Nala's brother in tricking Nala? How and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss Valmiki and Rama. What is the definition of the Adi Kavi, and how did Valmiki earn this title?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the Ramayana and Mahabharata. How many stories in Gods, Demons, and Others are derived from these texts? When were they written?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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