The Hindu Mythology Quiz! Trivia

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The Hindu Mythology Quiz! Trivia

Do you think you can pass this quiz about Hindu mythology? Hindu mythology, or history as they like to call it, are narratives found in Hindu texts, such as Vedic literature or Ramayana. It is also found in various translated popular texts such as the Panchatantra and Southeast Asian writings. Hindu folklore does not often have a consistent structure, and these myths tend to have symbolic meaning. If you would like to understand more about Hindu mythology, try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Narasimha is the _________ incarnation of Vishnu.
    • A. 

      Third

    • B. 

      Fourth

    • C. 

      Fifth

    • D. 

      Sixth

  • 2. 
    To annihilate which demon did Vishnu appear as Narasimha?
    • A. 

      Hiranyakashipu

    • B. 

      Maricha

    • C. 

      Hiranyaksha

    • D. 

      Kartiveerarjuna

  • 3. 
    The reason for Hiranyakashipu’s anger towards Vishnu:
    • A. 

      Vishnu killed his father

    • B. 

      Vishnu took away his powers

    • C. 

      Vishnu killed his brother

    • D. 

      Vishnu Killed his son

  • 4. 
    Hiranyakashipu performed Tapas or austerities to impress which Hindu God?
    • A. 

      Shiva

    • B. 

      Goddess Durga

    • C. 

      Ganesha

    • D. 

      Brahma

  • 5. 
    Hiranyakashipu did not ask this as a boon?
    • A. 

      Living being created Brahma should not kill him.

    • B. 

      He should not be killed by Vishnu

    • C. 

      He should no die inside house or outside house

    • D. 

      He should not be killed by a weapon

  • 6. 
    Hiranyakashipu asked people to worship:
    • A. 

      Shiva

    • B. 

      Ganesha

    • C. 

      Hiranyakashipu – their king

    • D. 

      Brahma

  • 7. 
    What was the name of Hiranyakashipu’s son?
    • A. 

      Hiranya

    • B. 

      Prahlada

    • C. 

      Nachiketa

    • D. 

      Shantanu

  • 8. 
    Prahlada worshiped _________
    • A. 

      Vishnu

    • B. 

      Shiva

    • C. 

      Hiranyakashipu his father

    • D. 

      Brahma

  • 9. 
    The entire kingdom was worshipping Hiranyakashipu but then how did Prahlada learn to worship Sri Hari Vishnu or Narayana?
    • A. 

      Prahlada had a dream of Vishnu as a baby

    • B. 

      He learned about Vishnu from Sage Narada when he was in his mother’s womb

    • C. 

      Indra used to his magical powers to install Narayana Bhakti in young Prahlad

    • D. 

      Vishnu blessed the boy when he was born

  • 10. 
    Fed up with his son’s Vishnu worship, finally Hiranyakashipu decided to
    • A. 

      Throw his son away

    • B. 

      Give away his son to Vishnu

    • C. 

      Imprison his son

    • D. 

      Kill his son

  • 11. 
    What was the name of Hiranyakashipu’s Sister?
    • A. 

      Surpanaka

    • B. 

      Poothana

    • C. 

      Holika

    • D. 

      Tadaka

  • 12. 
    What did Hiranyakashipu’s Sister do to Prahlada?
    • A. 

      Jumped into fire with him

    • B. 

      Jumped into water with him

    • C. 

      Jumped from a mountain with him

    • D. 

      Jumped into a pit of snakes

  • 13. 
    Which popular festival is celebrated as Prahlada’s victory over Holika through his Vishnu devotion?
    • A. 

      Ratha Saptami

    • B. 

      Diwali

    • C. 

      Narasimha Jayanti

    • D. 

      Holi

  • 14. 
    When Prahlad said Vishnu is everywhere; pointing to what did Hiranyakashipu asks is Vishnu in this?
    • A. 

      Table

    • B. 

      Door

    • C. 

      Wall

    • D. 

      Pillar

  • 15. 
    Narasimha had the face of a _______
    • A. 

      Tiger

    • B. 

      Bear

    • C. 

      Lion

    • D. 

      Eagle

  • 16. 
    Where did Narasimha place Hiranyakashipu to overcome the boon that he will not be killed on earth or sky?
    • A. 

      On a window

    • B. 

      On his lap

    • C. 

      On his thumb

    • D. 

      On his head

  • 17. 
    Hiranyakashipu had got the boon that he will not be killed by a weapon. Then how did Narasimha kill him?
    • A. 

      With his legs

    • B. 

      With his head

    • C. 

      With his nails and fingers

    • D. 

      With his blazing eyes

  • 18. 
    The anger of Narasimha continued to create havoc even after Hiranyakashipu’s death. Finally who was able to calm down Narasimha?
    • A. 

      Goddess Lakshmi

    • B. 

      Sage Narada

    • C. 

      Young Prahlada

    • D. 

      Brahma

  • 19. 
    There is a legend in South India which says that Lord Shiva took an incarnation to pacify Narasimha – what is the name of the incarnation?
    • A. 

      Sharabha

    • B. 

      Bhairav

    • C. 

      Vaidhyanathan

    • D. 

      Nataraja

  • 20. 
    There is another legend in South India which says that unable to control his anger, Narasimha took another fierce incarnation of?
    • A. 

      Makara – Crocodile

    • B. 

      Ganda Bherunada – two headed bird

    • C. 

      Gajendra – the elephant

    • D. 

      Thousand hooded Snake

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