The Tradition of Sanskrit Literature


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From where did Sanskrit originate?

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1. What group brought Sanskrit to India?

2. Which of the following was a work of Sanskrit literature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sanskrit literature is a very important part of world history, and the quiz/worksheet pairing will see what you understand about Sanskrit literature. The quiz questions will assess your knowledge of various works written in Sanskrit as well as its origins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz to test your ability to correctly answer questions about the:

  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Geographical location where Sanskrit originated
  • Literary works written in Sanskrit
  • Arrival of Sanskrit in India

Skills Practiced

Strengthen these key skill sets during your completion of the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Sanskrit literature from the related article
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of Indian history to understand information about Sanskrit literature
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the origins of Sanskrit in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Sanskrit literature and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Would you like to learn more? Check out the video lesson entitled The Tradition of Sanskrit Literature. You can meet these learning objectives by studying the lesson:

  • Define Sanskrit and identify languages to which it is related
  • Know the Indian religions addressed in the Sanskrit writings
  • Describe Upanishads
  • Understand the immense length of the two great Indian epics written in Sanskrit