Week 5: Hitopadesa (Hitopadesha)

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Reading Quiz


The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? The sea swept away the eggs and then drowned all the partridges except for one.
  2. T or F ? The lion Pingalaka killed the bull Sang-jeevaka, who had been his friend.
  3. T or F ? Before coming to the forest, the mouse Hiranyaka used to live in a beggar's house.
  4. T or F ? When the monkeys rang the bell, the villagers were afraid, thinking it was a dangerous giant.
  5. T or F ? At first the tortoise Manthara tried to make the crow and the mouse go away and leave him alone.
  6. T or F ? The lion used a cat to capture and kill the mouse who was bothering him.
  7. T or F ? Chitra-greeva warned the other pigeons not to eat the rice, but they didn't listen.
  8. T or F ? The jackal died because his stomach burst from trying to devour the boar and the deer all at once.
  9. T or F ? The serpent devoured the whole family of crows and took possession of their golden treasure.
  10. T or F ? When the deer was caught in the snare, the jackal refused to help the deer escape.
  11. T or F ? Tungavala fell in love with Lavanyavatee, the wife of another man.
  12. T or F ? King Vishnu-Sarma employed the wise man Sudarsana to educate his young sons.
  13. T or F ? The bull Sang-jeevaka was put in charge of the food supply, much to Damanaka's dismay.
  14. T or F ? The crow warned the deer that it was a big mistake to become friends with a jackal.
  15. T or F ? The woman hid her three lovers in the barn in order to fool her husband.
  16. T or F ? The elephant pushed the rabbit into a well and abandoned him there.
  17. T or F ? The mouse Hiranyaka freed Chitra-greeva and the pigeons from the net.
  18. T or F ? The barber cut off his wife's nose with a razor.
  19. T or F ? The elephant tricked the jackal by telling him he had been elected to be king of the forest.
  20. T or F ? The jackal Damanaka was terrified of the bull and did not understand why the lion was not afraid.
  21. T or F ? The traveler pretended to give his golden bracelet to the tiger only in order to trap him.
  22. T or F ? The deer tricked the hunter by pretending to be dead and then jumping up and running away.
  23. T or F ? The crow Laghu-patanaka was very reluctant to become friends with the mouse Hiranyaka.
  24. T or F ? The cat ate the little birds, but the jackal was the one punished as a result.
  25. T or F ? The bull, Sang-jeevaka, ran away from his master and hid in the forest.

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