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When Vasudeva asks the river what to do about Siddhartha's son, the river's reply is
a) Om
b) laughter
c) silence
d) pray

The cure for Siddhartha's wound is
a) forgetfulness
b) listening to the river
c) repeating Om
d) olive leaves

Kamala's body is disposed of in the traditional Hindu method, which is
a) cremation
b) burying
c) immersion in the ocean.
d) sinking in the river

Siddhartha is most hurt by the fact that his son
a) does not respect the ancient faith
b) runs away
c) refuses to obey him
d) makes fun of his grandfather

In his later years, Siddhartha comes to the conclusion that wisdom is the consciousness of
a) one's duty
b) human emotion
c) the unity of all life
d) the elders

When Govinda asks for help in achieving peace, Siddhartha tells him to
a) read the Vedas
b) kiss him on the forehead
c) worship the Buddha

Siddhartha comes to the conclusion that the wisdom a wise person tries to communicate always sounds
a) boring
b) foolish
c) simplistic
d) overbearing

Eventually Vasudeva
a) dies
b) becomes a forest hermit
c) becomes a Buddhist priest
d) becomes a Brahmin

What was the profession of Siddhartha”s father
a) merchant
b) priest
c) carpenter
d) king

What is the name by which Siddhartha refers to the Divine within him?
a) Samsara
b) Atman
c) Kamala
d) Samana

Who is Siddhartha’s closest friend in Part I of the novel?
a) Vishnu
b) Goatama
c) Govinda
d) VAsuveda

What was the name of the group of ascetics Siddhartha joined after leaving his father?
a) Shivas
b) Samanas
c) Subcontinents
d) Samsaras

What was the Buddha’s real name?
a) Indira
b) Goatama
c) Nehru
d) Ghandi

What does Siddhartha say is missing in the Buddha’s teaching?
a) how to avoid evil
b) the secret of what the Buddha has experienced
c) the meaning of life
d) how to gain influence over the other men

What did Siddhartha speculate separated him from ordinary people?
a) his having met the Buddha
b) his relationship with a courtesan
c) his former life as a Samana
d) his being born into a priestly caste

What prevents Siddhartha from committing suicide?
a) his fear of oblivion
b) the sound of “Om” emanating from within him
c) the thought of Kamala
d) the sound of Kamala’s bird

What is the name of the old Ferryman to whom Siddhartha returns after leaving town?
a) Vishnu
b) Rig-Veda
c) Vasuveda
d) Vesuvius

According to Siddhartha, knowledge can come from teachers, but wisdom must come from
a) death
b) direct experience
c) God
d) true masters

At the beginning and end of the story, Govinda acts as Siddhartha’s
a) disciple
b) foil
c) opposite
d) shadow

Which of the following characters does NOT reach Nirvana by the end of the story?
a) Buddha
b) Govinda
c) Kamaswami
d) Siddhartha

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