Indian Literature Introduction And "Night" Test- Version 1

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Indian Literature Introduction And "Night" Test- Version 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Verse 2 says that that goddess Night "stems the tide of darkness with her light." What light does the goddess of night most likely have?
    • A. 

      Candlelight

    • B. 

      Firelight

    • C. 

      Starlight

  • 2. 
    Verse 3 says, "Darkness, too, will give way."  When will this happen?
    • A. 

      When twilight begins

    • B. 

      When morning ends

    • C. 

      When the stars come out

  • 3. 
    What danger does nighttime threaten to bring?
    • A. 

      Blindness

    • B. 

      Theft

    • C. 

      Battle

  • 4. 
    According to verse 3, the goddess Night's sister is the   
    • A. 

      Darkness

    • B. 

      Twilight

    • C. 

      Earth

  • 5. 
    According to verse 4, how do earth's creatures respond when night comes?  
    • A. 

      They cringe in fear.

    • B. 

      They go home to rest.

    • C. 

      They watch during the night.

  • 6. 
    Verse 6 reads, "O night full of waves, be easy for us to cross."  Here, the hymn compares night to a
    • A. 

      Ship

    • B. 

      Bridge

    • C. 

      Sea

  • 7. 
    Verse 7 compares darkness to a debt in the line "O Dawn, banish it like a debt." How are darkness and debt alike?
    • A. 

      Both make it hard to see.

    • B. 

      Both have to be paid back.

    • C. 

      Both make life more difficult.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following lines from the hymn personifies night?
    • A. 

      "She has put on all her glories."

    • B. 

      "Darkness...has come upon me."

    • C. 

      "we turned homeward to rest"

  • 9. 
    Verse 7, which describes darkness as "palpable, black, and painted," describes darkness as something the singer can
    • A. 

      Smell

    • B. 

      Taste

    • C. 

      Touch

  • 10. 
    Verse 7 appeals to the goddess of dawn and reminds listeners that
    • A. 

      Day will always follow night

    • B. 

      Dawn calls wolves out of the forest

    • C. 

      Even "ever-searching hawks" must rest

  • 11. 
    Hymns such as "Night" are created to be
    • A. 

      Copied down by monks

    • B. 

      Sung in worship

    • C. 

      Read in silence

  • 12. 
    The hymn "Night" is dedicated to the goddess of
    • A. 

      Dawn

    • B. 

      Twilight

    • C. 

      Night

  • 13. 
    What hope for the hymn does the singer of "Night" express in the last verse?
    • A. 

      That it will bring listeners comfort

    • B. 

      That the goddess will approve of it

    • C. 

      That the singer will be rewarded for singing it

  • 14. 
    What is the primary purpose of "Night"?
    • A. 

      To ask for safety

    • B. 

      To criticize darkness

    • C. 

      To persuade people to go home and rest

  • 15. 
    Vaisyas' jobs were
    • A. 

      Scholars, priests, and teachers

    • B. 

      Rulers and warriors

    • C. 

      Merchants, farmers, and artisans

    • D. 

      Menial work

    • E. 

      Disposing of dead animals and human waste

  • 16. 
    Untouchables' jobs were
    • A. 

      Scholars, priests, and teachers

    • B. 

      Rulers and warriors

    • C. 

      Merchants, farmers, and artisans

    • D. 

      Menial work

    • E. 

      Disposing of dead animals and human waste

  • 17. 
    Sudras' jobs were
    • A. 

      Scholars, priests, and teachers

    • B. 

      Rulers and warriors

    • C. 

      Merchants, farmers, and artisans

    • D. 

      Menial work

    • E. 

      Disposing of dead animals and human waste

  • 18. 
    Brahmans' jobs were
    • A. 

      Scholars, priests, and teachers

    • B. 

      Rulers and warriors

    • C. 

      Merchants, farmers, and artisans

    • D. 

      Menial work

    • E. 

      Disposing of dead animals and human waste

  • 19. 
    Pantheon means
    • A. 

      A code of honor and conduct that called for self-sacrifice and absolute loyalty to a feudal lord od daimyo

    • B. 

      Assembly of the gods

    • C. 

      "to hold"

    • D. 

      One's color or rank in the Hindu religion

  • 20. 
    Bushido means
    • A. 

      A code of honor and conduct that called for self-sacrifice and absolute loyalty to a feudal lord od daimyo

    • B. 

      Assembly of the gods

    • C. 

      "to hold"

    • D. 

      One's color or rank in the Hindu religion

  • 21. 
    Dharma means
    • A. 

      A code of honor and conduct that called for self-sacrifice and absolute loyalty to a feudal lord od daimyo

    • B. 

      Assembly of the gods

    • C. 

      "to hold"

    • D. 

      One's color or rank in the Hindu religion

  • 22. 
    Varna means
    • A. 

      A code of honor and conduct that called for self-sacrifice and absolute loyalty to a feudal lord od daimyo

    • B. 

      Assembly of the gods

    • C. 

      "to hold"

    • D. 

      One's color or rank in the Hindu religion

  • 23. 
    Kharma means
    • A. 

      One's social class in Hindu religion

    • B. 

      A Buddhist religious practice that comes from the word "union"

    • C. 

      Transmigration of souls

    • D. 

      "action"

  • 24. 
    Yoga means
    • A. 

      One's social class in Hindu religion

    • B. 

      A Buddhist religious practice that comes from the word "union"

    • C. 

      Transmigration of souls

    • D. 

      "action"

  • 25. 
    Caste means
    • A. 

      One's social class in Hindu religion

    • B. 

      A Buddhist religious practice that comes from the word "union"

    • C. 

      Transmigration of souls

    • D. 

      "action"

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