A River Sutra Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characterizes the town of Mahadeo?

2. In the father's lessons, what is a raga composed of?

3. Who created all art, in the father's opinion?

4. Why is the narrator surprised that Uma and the Naga Baba parted ways?

5. A man who comes to see the father says he wants to at least be near _______.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Based on the various and vastly different accounts and interpretations of "enlightenment" in "A River Sutra", discuss what it means as a whole to the book.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the narrator's mental limits: what he understands and what disturbs him. Discuss what we are able to learn about the world in "A River Sutra" through his successes and shortcomings.

Essay Topic 3

How do the array of religions used in "A River Sutra" add to the narrator's spiritual journey? What statement does it make about spirituality? India?

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