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Posted on: Dec 14, 2018

Quiz on Uncle Lion’s Tales - 10

In May 2015, Radio Sai offered the first episode of Uncle Lion’s Tales series. The intention was to convey values in a visually engaging format, meant especially for children and teenagers.

Since then 85 such stories have been published and the response from viewers has been highly encouraging.

Even as we prepare to present more such animated value stories, maybe it is a good idea to revisit these tales and perhaps spend more time with them so that we make the most of what we have now.

Below are some suggested group specific activities for gurus of Bal Vikas / SSE / EHV to use as a guide for a class activity post joint viewing of the Episode of Uncle Lion’s Tales. A parent / grandparent viewing the episode with their ward can also use these to impart values / good habits.

We invite gurus to send in any other questions that they raised in class through which they were able to impart valuable teaching or provoke a meaningful discussion.

Questions Based on the story - Ramu and the Genie – Uncle Lion’s Tales, Episode 35.

Quiz on Uncle Lion's Tales Part 01 | Part 02 | Part 03 | Part 04 | Part 05 | Part 06 | Part 07 | Part 8 | Part 9


For Group 2

For children aged between 9 and 12

The questions are related to the episode but not necessarily based on it.  EHV gurus can skip the questions that would not conform to their syllabus.



1. Fill in the blanks:

a. The mind is the cause for _________ as well as _________

b. Your heart is the _________ and the mind is the _________

c. The _________ is a water bubble. The _________ is a mad monkey

d. Change of work is _________

e. The mind is nothing but a bundle of _________

f. _________ must express itself as service.

g. The _________ of the Lord is the rifle that guards you against the beasts of prey in the jungle of life.




2. What happened when Ramu told the genie to rest a while?

a. The genie was happy to rest

b. The genie came charging to eat him up

c. The genie pushed Ramu off the bed, so he could sleep

d. The genie went on a vacation

(Hint to parent / guru: Perfect time to stress to the children that an idle mind is the devil's workshop).




3. What are the names in the Ashtottharam that describe Swami as the giver and what does He give?



The two questions below are open ended for discussion. You could encourage the older students of Group-2 to write out the answers in about 100 – 150 words. Do upload the best of the entries from your class on the comments section below the quiz.

4. At one point, the sage compares the genie to ‘desires’. At the end of the tale, Uncle Lion calls the genie as our mind. Who do you think is right and why?

(Hint to guru / parent:  Both are right.   Swami has said that the mind is nothing but a bundle of desires.) 


5. What did Uncle Lion say is the best practice for Kaliyuga? How do you think it will help?

(Hint to guru / parent:  Benefits of namasmarana)



Group 3 and above


The following questions are open ended and intended to provoke meaningful class discussions. Gurus are welcome to encourage their students to write out the answers in about 300 to 500 words each, select the best answers for each question and to upload them on the comments section below the quiz:

1. Why do you think the sage laughed as he said “I will not have to ask for it my child”, when Ramu wanted him to promise not to take the genie back?

2. The lesson of the tale is embedded in one famous line of the Bhaja Govindam. Identify it and explain how you have benefited from namasmarana.

3. “Manmana bhava madbhakto madhyajee mam namaskuru mam evaishyasi yuktvaivam atmanam matparayanaha” What does the Lord want us to do in this sloka and what does He guarantee to give in return?


For Group 1 questions, go here please

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