The Hindu Mythology Quiz! Trivia

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  • 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