1. Siddhartha’s father
is a Brahmin, which means he is a what?
2. What is the name
of Siddhartha’s best friend?
3. When Siddhartha
joins the Samanas, what pleasant surprise does he find?
4. In the course
of his confrontational departure from the Samanas, how does Siddhartha
silence their leader?
5. What does Govinda
do when Siddhartha leaves the Samanas?
6. After learning
the main tenets of Gotama’s Eightfold Path, what does Siddhartha
7. Why does Gotama
seem to believe he is qualified to be a spiritual leader?
8. When Siddhartha
decides to leave Gotama’s camp, what does Govinda do?
9. How does the ferryman
first seem to Siddhartha?
10. On his approach
to the city, Siddhartha is almost overcome by desire for what?
11. Soon after Kamala
meets Siddhartha, what does she agree to trade a kiss for?
12. Why does Kamala
introduce Siddhartha to Kamaswami?
13. Siddhartha has
a dream about Kamala’s pet bird. In Siddhartha’s dream, what is
different about Kamala’s bird?
14. Soon after his
dream about Kamala’s bird, Siddhartha retires to a pleasure garden.
What does he do here?
15. During Siddhartha’s
second encounter with the river, what does he do when he sees his
own reflection in the water?
16. After Siddhartha
falls asleep on the riverbank during his second encounter with the
river, who does he awake to find?
17. When Siddhartha
convinces the ferryman Vasudeva to teach him how to listen to the
river, how does Vasudeva propose to train him?
18. Early in his
time spent learning from Vasudeva, what news does Siddhartha hear
from a group of Buddhists?
19. What causes Kamala’s
20. When Siddhartha
learns he has a son, what does he propose?
21. When Siddhartha’s
son steals Siddhartha’s money, what does Siddhartha do?
22. Through what
activity does Siddhartha achieve true Nirvana?
23. After Siddhartha
shows the signs of having attained Nirvana, what does Vasudeva do?
24. When Siddhartha
meets Govinda for the final time, what initially happens?
25. At the end of
the novel, how does Siddhartha share his experience of Nirvana with
his old friend Govinda?