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MCQ: Quiz on Hindu Mythology

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1. Which of the following is the 1st among the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu?
a. Kurmavatara
b. Narasimha Avatara
c. Matsyavatara
d. Varahavatara


2. In which Yuga (time period), Lord Vishnu was born as Rama?
a. Dwapara Yuga
b. Treta Yuga
c. Kali Yuga
d. Sat / Kruta Yuga


3. Which of the following is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu?
a. Garuda (Eagle)
b. Mushika (Mouse)
c. Nandi (Bull)
d. Airawat (White Elephant)


4. What is the name of Lord Vishnu's celestial disc / chakra?
a. Kaumodaki
b. Sudarshana
c. Panchajanya
d. Nandaka


5. Name the Hindu god who is known as the Preserver / Protector.
a. Brahma
b. Shiva
c. Indra
d. Vishnu


6. Which Hindu god is known to have a third eye in the forehead?
a. Brahma
b. Vishnu
c. Shiva
d. Indra


7. Which musical instrument is held by Goddess Saraswati?
a. Veena
b. Tanpura
c. Sitar
d.) Tabla


8. What is the name of the Veena held by Goddess Saraswati?
a. Mahati
b. Murali
c. Mridanga
d. Madalasa


9. What is the name of the weapon held / used by Indra - the Lord of Devas?
a. Siva Dhanush
b. Vajrayudha
c. Brahmastra
d. Trisula


10. According to mythology, who is the father of Goddess Lakshmi?
a. Himavat
b. Vasudeva
c. Samudra
d. Brahma


11. Which Hindu God has a blue neck and is called Neelakantha?
a. Krishna
b. Kalika
c. Ayyappa
d. Shiva


12. What is the name of the musical stringed instrument (Veena) held by Sage Narada?
a. Mahati
b. Madalasa
c. Meru
d. Mrigaya


13. Who was the father of Sati Devi (wife of Lord Shiva)? a. Daksha
b. Samudra
c. Dhrutarashtra
d. Vasudeva


14. Which great sage brought down Ganga on to Earth?
a. Bhrigu
b. Agastya
c. Viswamitra d. Bhagiratha


15. Which god checked / stopped the force of Ganga by holding her in his matted locks of hair?
a. Krishna
b. Shiva
c. Brahma
d. Vishnu


16. Name the charioteer of Lord Surya (Sun God)?
a. Garuda
b. Hanuma
c. Radheya
d. Aruna


17. In which Hindu month Sri Rama Navami is celebrated?
a. Bhadrapada
b. Kartika
c. Sravana
d. Chaitra


18. Which Hindu god is worshiped on Ratha Saptami day?
a. Surya (Sun)
b. Ganesha
c. Durga
d. Rama


19. Who is the author of the great epic of Mahabharata?
a. Valmiki
b. Vasishtha
c. Bhrigu
d. Veda Vyasa


20. Who wrote the epic of Mahabharata while Veda Vyasa was dictating it?
a. Krishna
b. Hanuman
c. Ganesha
d. Saraswati


21. The chapters of Mahabharata are called ______
a. Parvas
b. Skandas
c. Khandas
d. Pitikas


22. Mahabharata comprises of ________ parvas (chapters)
a. 15
b. 16
c. 17
d. 18


23. Who was the father of Devavrat?
a. Bharata
b. Dhritarashtra
c. Dasaratha
d. Santanu


24. What is the name of the fisherman's daughter whom King Santanu married?
a. Satyavati
b. Damayanti
c. Ambika
d. Mandodari


25. Who was the mother of Devavrat (Bheeshma)?
a. Yasoda
b. Janaki
c. Ganga
d. Saraswati

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