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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 is the attitude toward praise and blame for a devotee of Krishna?
2. Which of these qualities does Krishna say makes a person more inhuman?
3. How does Arjuna say the gods behave toward Krishna?
4. Who does Krishna say is truly his devotee?
5. What does Krishna charge Arjuna to cultivate?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe those with demonic tendencies.
2. How do those ruled by each of the gunas worship?
3. Describe the three gunas.
4. What are the limits to Krishna's divine power?
5. What are Krishna's instructions for Arjuna if he finds he cannot still his mind?
6. What is the difference between the two kinds of renunciation?
7. What are some of the qualities found in living creatures who have their source in Krishna?
8. What kind of food do those ruled by each of the gunas eat?
9. What instructions does Krishna give Arjuna at the beginning of this chapter?
10. What kind of knowledge belongs to each of the gunas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Citing specific examples, answer and discuss the following:
1) What is Karma?
2) What instructions does Krishna offer for transcending karma?
3) What is the destiny of one who has transcended karma?
Essay Topic 2
Krishna tells Arjuna that the will is the Self's only friend as well as the Self's only enemy. What does this mean? For whom is the Self a friend? For whom is the Self an enemy? What does Krishna say an aspirant should do with respect to her will? Use specific examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Krishna tells Arjuna, "As men approach me, so I receive them. All paths lead to me." What does Krishna mean by this? How does Krishna fulfill all desires whether selfish or selfless? How does Krishna "unify one's faith?" Discuss citing specific examples from the text.
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