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by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha: Inside Herman’s Head Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Siddhartha? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why is Siddhartha unhappy?

He is unpopular
He is mistreated by his family
He is spiritually dissatisfied
Everyone keeps spelling his name wrong
Q. Siddhartha joins the Samanas, who are a group of what?

Wandering ascetics
Franciscan monks
Alternative Christian rockers
Members of Opus Dei
Q. What do Siddhartha and Govinda spend three years learning to withstand?

Listening to talk radio
Pain and hunger
Q. Whose teachings capture Govinda’s attention?

Mary Kay Letourneau
Q. Why does Siddhartha opt to part ways with Govinda?

Because they have a falling out
Because they want to follow different spiritual leaders
Because Siddhartha doesn’t want to follow any spiritual leader at all
Because ever since the separation surgery, Govinda has been awfully clingy