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 do the Aryan's gain by battling at the Narmada?

2. Why does the narrator help the woman?

3. In Tariq Mia's opinion, how is the narrator trying to learn about enlightenment?

4. What skills were courtesans supposed to teach noblemen?

5. What is the Naga Baba looking for?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is "love" in "A River Sutra"? What different forms of love do readers see? What does love mean to the characters? How is the plot affected by love?

Essay Topic 2

How do physical conditions (beauty, disability, etc.) perform with enlightenment in "A River Sutra"? What is their function?

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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