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Question 1: The impact of the Mahabharata on ________ and Hinduism cannot be stressed enough.
India and the Non-Aligned MovementResearch and Analysis WingLok SabhaIndia

Question 2: 500 to 100 BCE) organized knowledge into Sutra treatises, including the Vedanga and the religious or philosophical Brahma Sutras, ________, Nyaya Sutras.
Gherand SamhitaBhagavad GitaHatha Yoga PradipikaYoga Sutras of Patanjali

Question 3: Being prescriptive for all later grammatical works, such as Patanjali's Mahābhāṣya, Pāṇini's grammar effectively fixed the grammar of ________.
MantraSanskritPaliBuddhism

Question 4: A Purana usually gives prominence to a certain deity (Shiva, Vishnu or Krishna, ________) and depicts the other gods as subservient.
GaneshaChamundaMatrikasDurga

Question 5: throne), which also goes by the name of Vikrama-charita, or "Adventures of Vikrama" and the Śuka-saptati, or "________".
ŚukasaptatiGaneshaPanchatantraAdultery

Question 6: Sanskrit literature fueled literature in vernacular languages, and the Sanskrit language itself continued to have a profound influence over the development of ________ in general.
Indian mathematicsIndian nationalismIndian literatureMagadha

Question 7: Drama as a distinct genre of Sanskrit literature emerges in the final centuries BC, influenced partly by Vedic mythology and partly by ________.
Ancient GreeceSophoclesAeschylusTheatre of ancient Greece

Question 8: A central text for several Hindu sects in eastern India, the Gita Govinda is recited regularly at major Hindu pilgrimage sites such as Jagannath temple at Puri, ________.
OrissaOriya cultureBhubaneswarBihar

Question 9: Official page of the ________, publisher of classical Indian literature with facing-page texts and translations.
Sanskrit literatureSanskrit dramaClay Sanskrit LibraryKālidāsa

Question 10: While not as big as the Mahabharata, the Ramayana is still twice as big as the ________ and Odyssey put together.
OdysseusIliadTrojan WarAchilles







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