Asian Literature Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    This is one of the celebrated epics in Thailand which entails the same story of India's Ramayana. 

    • A.

      Lilit Yuan Dhai

    • B.

      Satrasboddhe

    • C.

      Ramakien

    • D.

      Lilit Yuan Ngu

    Correct Answer
    C. Ramakien
    Explanation
    Ramakien is the correct answer because it is one of the celebrated epics in Thailand that tells the same story as India's Ramayana. Ramakien is a Thai adaptation of the Hindu epic, with similar characters and plotlines. It is considered one of the most important cultural and literary works in Thailand, and has had a significant influence on Thai art, dance, and theater.

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  • 2. 

    To which country does the story "Between Clay and Dust" belong?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      Malaysia

    • C.

      Oman

    • D.

      Qatar

    Correct Answer
    A. Pakistan
    Explanation
    The story "Between Clay and Dust" belongs to Pakistan.

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  • 3. 

    In the story "Garden of the Evening Mists", what was given to the female main character? 

    • A.

      Chocolates

    • B.

      Tattoo

    • C.

      Treasure Chest

    • D.

      Flowers

    Correct Answer
    B. Tattoo
    Explanation
    In the story "Garden of the Evening Mists", the female main character is given a tattoo. This suggests that the tattoo holds some significance in the story, possibly symbolizing a personal journey or transformation for the character. The tattoo could also represent a connection to a specific culture or tradition within the story. Overall, the tattoo plays a crucial role in the narrative and contributes to the development of the main character.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of relationship does the story "The Briefcase" by Hiromi Kawakami project?

    • A.

      Student to teacher rapport

    • B.

      Closeness between teacher and students

    • C.

      Bond between couples

    • D.

      May- December love affair

    Correct Answer
    D. May- December love affair
    Explanation
    The story "The Briefcase" by Hiromi Kawakami projects a May-December love affair. This implies that the relationship depicted in the story involves a significant age difference between the two individuals involved.

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  • 5. 

    In the Tale of Savithri, what did the two royals asked for from the Indian gods?

    • A.

      A child

    • B.

      A chicken

    • C.

      A rooster

    • D.

      A house

    Correct Answer
    A. A child
    Explanation
    In the Tale of Savithri, the two royals asked for a child from the Indian gods. This implies that they desired to have a baby or offspring. The story may revolve around their longing for a child and the events that unfold as a result of their request.

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  • 6. 

    What sentiment does the story "Thousand Moon on a Thousand River" project?

    • A.

      Relationships often ended in trouble

    • B.

      Relationships ended up in peace

    • C.

      Relationships oftentimes are secretly made

    • D.

      Relationships are lifetime

    Correct Answer
    C. Relationships oftentimes are secretly made
    Explanation
    The story "Thousand Moon on a Thousand River" projects the sentiment that relationships oftentimes are secretly made. This suggests that the story portrays relationships that are not openly acknowledged or known to others. The emphasis is on the secretive nature of these relationships, implying that they are not openly discussed or recognized by society.

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  • 7. 

    Among the choices below, what does NOT signifies the Asian literary context?

    • A.

      Royalty

    • B.

      Society

    • C.

      Traditions

    • D.

      Beliefs

    Correct Answer
    A. Royalty
    Explanation
    Royalty does not signify the Asian literary context because it refers to the monarchy or the ruling class, which is not a specific theme or element commonly found in Asian literature. Asian literary context often revolves around society, traditions, and beliefs, which are more prevalent and significant in the region's literature. While royalty may occasionally be depicted in Asian literature, it is not a defining characteristic or theme that represents the overall literary context.

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  • 8. 

    In the story of Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih, what is the closest story inspiration does it relies on? 

    • A.

      Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    • B.

      Pinocchio

    • C.

      Cinderella

    • D.

      Sleeping Beauty

    Correct Answer
    C. Cinderella
    Explanation
    The story of Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih is closest in inspiration to Cinderella. Both stories involve a protagonist who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister(s), but eventually finds happiness and love with the help of a magical being. In Cinderella, it is her fairy godmother who helps her attend the royal ball and meet the prince, while in Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih, it is a fish that grants the protagonist's wishes and helps her overcome her hardships.

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  • 9. 

    Which among the writers mentioned below does the work "Narcopolis" belong?

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Sri Lanka

    • C.

      Denmark

    • D.

      United States of America

    Correct Answer
    A. India
    Explanation
    "Narcopolis" is a work that belongs to India because it is a novel written by an Indian author named Jeet Thayil. The book is set in Mumbai and explores the themes of addiction, love, and loss in the backdrop of the city's opium dens. Thayil's Indian background and the setting of the novel clearly indicate that the work belongs to India.

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  • 10. 

    In the Asian literary context, what context is being projected in the story "Island of a Thousand Mirrors"

    • A.

      Society

    • B.

      Tradition

    • C.

      Politics

    • D.

      Personality

    Correct Answer
    A. Society
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "Society." In the story "Island of a Thousand Mirrors," the author explores the Asian literary context by projecting the societal context. The story delves into the lives and experiences of the characters, highlighting the social dynamics, norms, and issues prevalent in the society they inhabit. By focusing on the society, the author provides a broader understanding of the cultural and societal aspects that shape the characters' lives and the events of the story.

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