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Quiz on hindu mythology

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Quiz on hindu mythology

  1. 1. Test on Mythology Name: Q.No:- No. of questions: 30 Time: 30 minutes Date: 06.09.2015 Instructions: 1)Write answers in [ ] visibly and clearly. 2)Each correct answer will be given ‘1 mark’ and no negative marking. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Which God in Indian mythology has a bow named “Ajagava”? [ ] A)Indra B) Shiva C) Vishnu D) Surya 05 What does the 10th avatar of Vishnu (Kalki) ride? [ ] A)An Elephant B) A Horse C) A Bull D) A Peacock 04 Where is the world's only Brahma temple located? [ ] A)Konark, Orissa B) Saurastra, Gujarat C) Pushkar, Rajasthan D) Ernakulam, Kerala 03 Who was responsible for breaking of one of “Ganesha's” tusks? [ ] A)Shiva B) Indra C) Brahma D) Parasurama 02 According to Hindu mythology, from whom did “Parasurama” get his axe? [ ] A)Shiva B) Chandra C) Indra D) Kubera 01
  2. 2. She has four arms, representing the four spiritual virtues. Who is this goddess? [ ] A) Saraswati B) Durga C) Laxmi D) Parvati 14 Who was responsible for the death of Abhimanyu in the 'Chakravyuha' incident in the Mahabharata? A) Shakuni B) Dussashana C) Karna D) Jayadrata [ ] 13 Who is the Hindu god who causes the sun, winds and water to move? [ ] A) Indra B) Skanda C) Savitar D) Mitra 12 The Hindu goddess of destruction is? [ ] A) Durga B) Saraswati C) Devi D) Kali 11 Dushshala is the only daughter of Gandhari. What is her husband name? [ ] A) Srutanta B) Jayadrata C) Rajaprada D) Yuyutsu 10 What was the real name of Valmiki, the writer of Ramayana? [ ] A) Basuki B) Devabrata C) Ratnakar D) Partha 09 Who brought the river Goddess Ganga to earth from the heavens? [ ] A) Srirama B) Krishna C) Bhagiratha D) Raja Harischandra 08 In the Narasimha Avatara, Lord Vishnu kills? [ ] A) Hiranyakashipu B) Bali C) Ravana D) Mayasura 07 Who was the first commander in chief of the “Pandava Army”? [ ] A)Bheema B) Arjuna C) Dhrishtadyumna D) Sri krishna 06
  3. 3. Char Dham are the names of four pilgrimage sites in India that are widely revered by Hindus. It comprises Badrinath, Puri, Rameswaram and ………… [ ] A) Kedarinath B) Mathura C) Somanath D) Dwaraka 24 In Hindu tradition, which God is known as Ramakant? [ ] A) Ganesha B) Shiva C) Vishnu D) Brahma 23 Where did Buddha attain enlightenment? [ ] A) Lumbini B) Bodhgaya C) Saranath D) Kushinagar 22 Who was assuming the form of a golden deer to help Ravana to kidnap Sita? [ ] A) Subahu B) Meghanath C) Maricha D) Dushana 21 In Hindu mythology, who married “Samjna”, the daughter of Vishvakarma? [ ] A) Kamadeva B) Ganesha C) Indra D) Surya 20 Which of these is widely recognized as the 7th incarnation of Vishnu? [ ] A) Krishna B) Rama C) Vamana D) Buddha 19 If Christianity is the most popular religion (in terms of number of followers), where does Hinduism fall in the rankings? A) 2nd B) 3rd C) 4th D) 5th [ ] 18 This great devotee of Lord Shiva was known as conquering death with the grace of Lord Shiva? [ ] A) Prahlada B) Dhruva C) Markandeya D) Vidura 17 What is considered as the traditional ancient name of the "Hindu" religion? [ ] A) Sanatana Dharma B) Puratana Dharma C) Vaishnavism D) Shaivism 16 Who is a moon goddess whose name means 'Divine favor'? [ ] A) Anuradha B) Anumati C) Arundathi D) Aarati 15
  4. 4. Which of the following is considered as the most sacred offering to Lord Shiva? [ ] A) Tulsi leaves B) Bilva Leaves C) Paarijata Flowers D) Lotus Flowers 30 Holi is a special festival for which class of Hindu? [ ] A) Vaishnavaites B) Shaivaites C) Chandravanshi D) Suryavanshi 29 Where is the world's largest panoramic sculptural relief located? [ ] A) Kanchipuram B)Madurai C) Pondichery D) Mahabalipuram 28 ISKCON is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Krishna which has an International presence. Who is the founder of ISKCON? [ ] A) Rajneesh B) Raghavendra Swamy C) Sai Baba D) Prabhupada 27 According to the Hindu mythology, who was born from the navel of Vishnu? [ ] A) Agni B) Varuna C) Indra D) Brahma 26 'Razmnama' is the Persian translation of which Indian epic? [ ] A) Ramayana B) Mahabahrat C) Raghuvamsha D) Kumarsambhava 25
  5. 5. Answers B) Bilva Leaves30B) Anumati15 A) Vaishnavaites29C) Laxmi14 D) Mahabalipuram28D) Jayadrata13 D) Prabhupada27B) Skanda12 D) Brahma26A) Durga11 B) Mahabahrat25B) Jayadrata10 D) Dwaraka24C) Ratnakar09 C) Vishnu23C) Bhagiratha08 B) Bodhgaya22A) Hiranyakashipu07 C) Maricha21C) Dhrishtadyumna06 D) Surya20B) Shiva05 B) Rama19B) A Horse04 B) 3rd18C) Pushkar, Rajasthan03 C) Markandeya17D) Parasurama02 A) Sanatana Dharma16A)Shiva01 AnswerQ. No.AnswerQ. No.
  6. 6. The question will be displayed on screen with ‘4’ multiple choice options. 30 seconds time will be given for answering. If 1st team could answer correct within 30 sec, they will be getting 1 mark. If they could not answer the question, option will not be given to next team. Then next question will be posed to 2nd team and same process continues.
  7. 7. What was the real name of “Bhishma” ? 1 C) Uttama D) Angada A) Saranga B) Devavrata B) Devavrata 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  8. 8. What was the name of Rama's bow ? 2 C) Kodanda D) Brahmastra A) Vijaya B) Pinaka C) Kodanda 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  9. 9. What was the name of Dronacharya's father ? 3 C) Sage Gautama D) Sage Bharadwaja A) Sage Kapila B) Sage Agastya D) Sage Bharadwaja 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  10. 10. What was the capital of Janaka's kingdom ? 4 C) Sindhu D) Kosala A) Hastinapura B) Mithila B) Mithila 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  11. 11. Who were Babhruvahana's parents ? 5 C) Hidimbaa & Bhima D) Uloopi & Arjuna A) Chitrangada & Arjuna B) Subhadra & Arjuna A) Chitrangada & Arjuna 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  12. 12. What are the small indentations on a “Golf ball” called ? Dimples
  13. 13. Who was Sushena, mentioned in the Ramayana ? 6 C) A Lawyer D) An Adviser A) The Royal Minister B) The Royal Physician B) The Royal Physician 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  14. 14. Who was Parashurama's father ? 7 C) Jamadagni D) Shukracharya A) Shatananda B) Brihaspati C) Jamadagni 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  15. 15. Who were Pradyumna's parents ? 8 C) Radha & Krishna D) Bhadra & Krishna A) Mitravinda & Krishna B) Rukmini & Krishna B) Rukmini & Krishna 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  16. 16. What is the origin of the word “Varanasi” ? 9 C) Name of two places D) Name of two sages A) Name of two rivers B) Name of two persons A)The name Varanasi originated from two rivers "Varana" and "Asi". 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  17. 17. What was the colour of Indra's elephant, Airavata & how many tusks did it have ? 10 C) White & 4 D) White & 2 A) White & 5 B) White & 3 C) White & 4 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  18. 18. When there are two full moons in the same month, what is the second called ? Blue Moon
  19. 19. “Vajranabha” is a weapon used by Vishnu. It is however better known by another name. What is that name ? 11 C) Sushka D) Sudarshana chakra A) Prasvapna B) Brahmastra D) Sudarshana Chakra 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  20. 20. In the Mahabharata, who was the teacher of Karna ? 12 C) Parusharama D) Duryodhana A) Drupada B) Bhishma C) Parusharama 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  21. 21. Whose memorial is over the two rocks “Pitru and Matru” Tirtha in Kanyakumari ? 13 C) Rajiv Gandhi D) Swami Vivekananda A) Jawaharlal Nehru B) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad D) Swami Vivekananda 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  22. 22. In the Mahabharata, who was the mother of Bhishma ? 14 C) Saraswati D) Lakshmi A) Yamuna B) Ganga B) Ganga 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  23. 23. Which popular dance is believed to have been passed by Krishna to his gopikas and is performed on nine consecutive nights ? 15 C) Dandiya D) Garba A) Bhangra B) Kaikotikali D) Garba 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  24. 24. Worlds only floating post office located in which country ? INDIA, Dal Lake
  25. 25. What was Lord Vishnu's first avatar ? 16 C) As Matsya or a fish D) As Kurma or a tortoise A) As Varaha or a boar B) As Vamana or a dwarf C) As Matsya or a fish 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  26. 26. Who is known as “Vainateya” ? 17 C) Matsya D) Elephant A) Garuda B) Kurma A) Garuda 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Garuda, the divine eagle, is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. Garuda's mother is Vinita and is therefore known as Vainateya
  27. 27. Who is supposed to be the architect of the bridge built by Lord Rama to cross the ocean and reach Lanka? 18 C) Nala D) Laxmana A) Hanuma B) Sugriva C) Nala 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Nala is supposed to be the architect who built the bridge from India to Lanka (Ramasethu), helping Lord Rama and his army of monkeys (Vanara Sena) to cross the ocean and kill the evil Ravana.
  28. 28. According to Hindu mythology, who are considered as first man and woman? 19 C) Manu & Chata D) Manu & Sachi A) Manu & Smriti B) Manu & Shatrupa B) Manu & Shatrupa 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  29. 29. Which river did Lopamudra become ? 20 C) Kaveri D) Narmada A) Godavari B) Gomti C) Kaveri 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Lopamudra was married to sage Agastya. She went from North India to South India along with her husband crossing the Vindhyas and became a river in present day Karnataka.
  30. 30. What name is given to the male swan ? Cob
  31. 31. Which of place did Lord Krishna marry Rukmini ? 21 C) Brindavan D) Pandharpur A) Mathura B) Dwaraka A) Mathura 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  32. 32. Which of the following places has a temples which is dedicated to the Trivikrama form of Vishnu ? 22 C) Tiruvamundur, Kerala D) Udupi, Karnataka A) Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh B) Sirgazhi, Tamilnadu B) Sirgazhi, Tamil Nadu 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  33. 33. What is the parade in honor of Vishnu known as ? 23 C) Pemalru Turilama D) The parade in honor Of Lord Vishnu A)The festival of Lord Vishnu B) Perumal Tirumala B) Perumal Tirumala 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  34. 34. Vishnu has 4 arms, and holds 4 objects. Name those objects ? 24 C) Conch, lotus, mace, Lakshmi D) Conch, discus, lotus And mace A) U-shaped symbol, discus, lotus, Kaustubha jewel B) Mace, conch, U-shaped symbol, Shesha D) Conch, discus, lotus and mace 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  35. 35. Which form of Shiva is known as the Lord of animals and beasts – who controls our beastly passions ? 25 C) Mahakala D) Viswanath A) Pashupati B) Bhuteswar A) Pashupati (Lord of Animals) 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  36. 36. What would a cartographer make ? Maps
  37. 37. The question will be displayed on screen without choice. 30 seconds time will be given for answering. If 1st team could answer correct within 30 sec, they will be getting 2 marks. If they could not answer the question, option will not be given to next team. Then next question will be posed to 2nd team and same process continues.
  38. 38. Between creations of the cosmos, Vishnu rests on a serpent creature. What is this serpent creature called ? 26 Ananta Shesha 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End While lying on the serpent, a lotus grows from Vishnu's navel, and the creator god Brahma grows from one of the lotus seeds.
  39. 39. Two places, which now lie outside the borders of India are mentioned, one each in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. One is in Sri Lanka, as the island kingdom of Lanka, ruled by Ravana, Which is the other city outside of India ? 27 Kandahar302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Kandahar is mentioned in the Mahabharata as Gandhara, which is the hometown of Gandhari, wife of Dhritarastra and mother to the Kaurava princes, and her brother Shakuni, who is the ultimate cause for the kinslaying Mahabharata war.
  40. 40. What is the name of Narada’s veena ? 28 Mahati 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  41. 41. The three main Gods who denote creation, maintenance and destruction in Hinduism are in order ? 29 Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  42. 42. Which god in the Hindu pantheon is known as “Prajapati” ? 30 Brahma 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  43. 43. What is the world's largest man-made structure ? The Great Wall of China
  44. 44. One of the holiest of Hindu temples was established by the saint Shankara. In which town it is located ? 31 Sringeri 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  45. 45. The World famous Angkor-Wat in Cambodia, was constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to which God ? 32 Vishnu 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  46. 46. Maha Shivaratri occurs on which day, according to Hindu Calendar ? 33 13th night of Krishna Paksha, during the month of Maagha 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  47. 47. What event from Ramayana does Diwali symbolise ? 34 The return of Rama & Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  48. 48. Who are popularly referred as Nara - Narayana ? 35 Arjuna and Sri Krishna 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  49. 49. How is the year 2000 written in Roman Numerals ? MM
  50. 50. Who is the Commander- in-Chief of the army of the “Devas” ? 36 Kartikeya, Kumara Swamy, Skanda or Kumaran 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  51. 51. Urdhvapundra - is the royal mark upon the forehead of Vaishnavities. Two white lines and red line represents what ? 37 Two white lines are Vishnu's footprint resting upon a lotus base, The red represents Lakshmi. Thus the Lord's lowest part is worshiped on our highest. 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  52. 52. “Yagnapurush Kund” is India's largest step-well, where visitors can watch a show of fountains, music and lights each night. The well is in which temple ? 38 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Akshardham Temple (Delhi)
  53. 53. This temple is very famous for its annual Rath Yatra and this gave rise to an English word that means a huge moving force. What is the word ? 39 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Juggernaut
  54. 54. Who is considered as the son born of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (in the form of Mohini) ? 40 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Lord Ayyappa
  55. 55. Which company owns the “Alfa Romeo” car company ? FIAT
  56. 56. The sacred mark that Shiv devotees wear on forehead is known as ? 41 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Tripundra Tripundra refers to the three mukti. Tri means three, pundra means one which is released. There are three horizontal lines of vibhuti (holy ash) on the brow, often with a dot as he third eye. The three lines represent the soul's three bonds: Anava, Karma and Mava
  57. 57. The famous Lord Ayyappa temple is located on the bank of river____? 42 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Pamba
  58. 58. Name the wheel atop of the Jagannath Temple in Puri ? 43 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Nilchakra. The wheel is made of eight metals comprising iron, copper, zinc, mercury, lead, brass, silver and gold.
  59. 59. Who was Lord Krishna’s childhood, intimate true friend ? 44 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Sudama
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  61. 61. This temples was built by the rulers of Chandella dynasty between the 10th & 12th centuries. Identify ? Devi Jagadambika temple 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Devi Jagadambika temple is a group of about 25 temples at Khajuraho, MP, India. Khajuraho is a World heritage site. 45
  62. 62. Clean, Jerk, and Snatch are terms used in which activity ? Weight Lifting
  63. 63. This is a Virupaksha Temple. It is from which part of site designated by UNESCO ? 46 Hampi 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  64. 64. Which God mounts on Deer ? 47 Vayu 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  65. 65. Kartikeya with his consorts. Name them ? 48 Devasena & Valli 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  66. 66. Which Goddess is not from a Ashtadasha Shakti Peeta’s ? 49 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Puruhutika Devi Temple “Pithapuram” Jogulamba Devi Temple “Alampur” Bhramaramba Devi Temple “Srisailam” Manasa Devi Temple “Haridwar” A B C D B
  67. 67. 50 Vayu Lingam Kalahasti Akasha Lingam -Chidambaram Agni Lingam Arunacham Neeru Lingam Thiruvanaikaval 5 ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  68. 68. Pridhvi Lingam - Ekambareswarar temple, Kanchipuram
  69. 69. Who produced and directed the movie “The Color Purple” ? Steven Spielberg
  70. 70. The Audio/Video will be played for 30-60 sec Audio / Video related question will be asked and 30 seconds time will be given for answering. If 1st team could answer correct within 30 sec, they will be getting 5 mark. If they could not answer the question, option will not be given to next team. Then next question will be posed to 2nd team and same process continues.
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  72. 72. Who is Lyricist of this song ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Kancherla Gopanna Alias Ramadasu
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  74. 74. Identify playback singer ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Vani Jayaram
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  76. 76. The song is from film Sri Manjunatha. Manjunatha Temple is located on which banks of river ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Nethravathi
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  78. 78. What is the “Pallavi” of this song ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Deva Devam Bhaje Divya Prabhaavam Raavanaasura Vairi ranapungavam Raamam Charanam 1 Raaja Vara Sekharam Ravi Kula Sudhaakaram Aajaanubahum Neelabhrakayam Raajaari Kondanda Raaja Deekshagurum Raajeeva Lochanam Raamachandram Raamam Charanam 2 Pankajaasana Vinutha Paramanarayanam Sankaraachita Praapadalanam Lankaa Vishoshanam Laalitha Vibheeshanam Venkatesam Saadhu Vibudha Vinutham Raamam
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  80. 80. Who is the Music Director of this song ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End G. Devarajan Harivarasanam, also known as Hariharasuthāshtakam, is a Malayalam Hindu devotional song composed in the astakam metre, recited at Sabarimala, before closing the temple door every night. The song was written by Kambangudi Kulathur Srinivasa Iyer and Swami Vimochanananda sang it for the first time at Sabarimala. Though there have been many versions of this song sung by many renowned vocalists, the Sabarimala temple plays the rendition by K. J. Yesudas of a musical version composed by the renowned music director G. Devarajan every evening after the final pooja.
  81. 81. In which country did Snooker originate ? India (invented by British soldiers).
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  83. 83. “Mangala roopini” is a devotional song in praise of Goddess Kamakshi. Which is also called as ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Dhukka Nivarana Ashtakam
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  85. 85. Identify the role of Sri. Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the film “Sri Ramadasu”? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Kabeer Das
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  87. 87. Sri Shirdi Saibaba Aarati will be given four times in day. Which one will be given before closing of temple ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End At 10PM 'Shej Arati' is offered. As Shri Sai Baba retires for the day. A mosquito net is put over the idol of lord Shri Sai. A jug of water is also kept on the dais of Samadhi. Kakad Aarati Madhyana Aarati Dhoop Aarati Shej Aarati
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  89. 89. The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to as the ”Maha Mantra”, is a 16 word Vaishnava mantra. It is mentioned in which Upanishad ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Kali Santarana Upanishad
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  91. 91. Identify which Goddess Aarati is shown in video ? 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End Sri Kalighat, Kali Mata, Kolkata
  92. 92. What is the name of the study of the structure of the Universe ? Cosmology
  93. 93. M.M. MuraliMurali MohanMohan
  94. 94. What was the capital of Indra's kingdom ? 1 Amaravati 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  95. 95. What is the name of Lord Krishna’s conch shell ? 2 Panchjanya 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End
  96. 96. In Indian mythology, which king's flag had a “Veena motif” on it ? 3 RAVANA 302928272625242322212019181716151413121110987654321End

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