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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Siddhartha leaves hi father's house because he
A. was told to do so in a dream
_____ 2. The Samanas are
A. wandering ascetics
_____ 3. Kamala tells Siddhartha to come back when he
A. is hungry
_____ 4. Govinda parts with Siddhartha in order to
A. become a Buddhist monk
_____ 5. Kamaswami hires Siddhartha because he can
_____ 6. Siddhartha does not join the Buddha's followers because he
A. disagrees with the Buddha's teaching
_____ 7. Siddhartha leaves the city because he
A. has gambled away his wealth
_____ 8. Little Siddhartha is ashamed because of his father's
_____ 9. Vasudeva advises the troubled Siddhartha to
A. listen to the river
_____ 10. Kamala, dying, finds peace in
A. the Buddha's teachings
11. Siddhartha learns that love is the most important thing in the world. How is love related to the Eastern religions? To Christianity?
12. The India of Siddhartha has been compared to a fairy tale landscape. Describe the setting in terms of the classic fairy tale.
13. Discuss the role of the river in Siddhartha.
14. Discuss Siddhartha as an allegory.