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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, Creation & Death : Chapter 1, Introductions, Creation & Death..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who are the ancient dark divinities?
(a) The Agnis.
(b) The Asuras.
(c) The Asisis.
(d) The Vyalkasas.

2. In later Sanskrit, a wish is a chariot made of _____.
(a) Thought.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Hemp.
(d) Flax.

3. Max Muller dubs the unknown god _____.
(a) Deus Ex Machina.
(b) Ixus Dominus.
(c) Deus Ignotus.
(d) Brahma.

4. What is the name of the sacrificial drink pressed from a plant?
(a) Buttermilk.
(b) Broth.
(c) Karma.
(d) Soma.

5. What is the path of death referred to, as in "The Boy and the Chariot"?
(a) The evil way.
(b) The lonely road.
(c) The water trail.
(d) The golden road.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which river surrounds heaven and earth in the unknown god myth?

2. The author calls the unknown god the _____.

3. How many wheels does the chariot have in "The Boy and the Chariot"?

4. What did Martanda's name originally mean in "Aditi and the Birth of the Gods"?

5. What is the center of the wheel in the "All-Maker" myth called?

(see the answer key)

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