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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Indra, Agni & Soma : Chapter 2, More Agni & Soma.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Susna is the demon of _____.
(a) Flood.
(b) Day.
(c) Night.
(d) Drought.

2. The traditional _____ in the Rig Veda is the tale of the king and the priest.
(a) Glamour.
(b) Glue.
(c) Gale.
(d) Gloss.

3. The author calls the unknown god the _____.
(a) Icarus of Antiquity.
(b) Silver Serpent.
(c) Sunray.
(d) Golden Embryo.

4. The horses of Indra in "The Sacrifice of the Horse" are _____.
(a) Two grey donkeys.
(b) Two roan mares.
(c) Two bay stallions.
(d) Two dapple grays.

5. What word is often identified with the soul?
(a) Sound.
(b) Fire.
(c) Water.
(d) Breath.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the four social classes in Indian civilization called?

2. Indra wages battle with _____ as well as weapons.

3. Vivavsan is a name for the _____.

4. What is the name of the sacrificial drink pressed from a plant?

5. In the hymn "Yama and the Fathers", who is being told to go away from the burning-ground where they live?

(see the answer key)

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