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Question 1: The word "Sangam" is probably of Indo-Aryan origin (and was not used anywhere in the Sangam literature itself), coming from "Sangha", the Buddhist and ________ term for an assembly of monks.
JainismHinduismIndian religionsJain philosophy

Question 2: Sangam Poems falls into two categories: the 'inner field' (Agam – அகம்), and the 'outer field'(Puram – புறம்) as described even in the first available Tamil grammar, the ________.
TolkāppiyamSangam literatureTamil literatureAgattiyam

Question 3: The 'inner field' topics refer to personal or human aspects, such as love and ________, and are dealt with in a metaphorical and abstract manner.
Sexual orientationSex educationHuman sexualityHuman sexual behavior

Question 4: They printed and published Tholkappiyam, Nachinarkiniyar urai (1895), Tholkappiyam Senavariyar urai, (1868), Manimekalai (1898), ________ (1889), Pattupattu (1889), and Purananuru (1894), all with scholarly commentaries.
PattuppāṭṭuTamil literatureSilappatikaramAgattiyam

Question 5: The 'outer field' topics discuss all other aspects of human experience such as heroism, valour, ________, benevolence, philanthropy, social life, and customs.

Question 6: Sangam literature illustrates the thematic classification scheme first described in the ________.
TolkāppiyamTamil literatureKaliththokaiAgattiyam

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