Mahabharata Quiz- The Very Beginning

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Mahabharata Quiz- The Very Beginning

Thanks for your interest in this Mahabharata Quiz- The Very Beginning. Mahabharata is the longest written epic ever. It is one of the most-read stories around the world. This quiz comprises 20 questions framed based on the characters and events that mark the beginning of The Mahabharata. Try to answer all the questions correctly. Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following women in The Mahabharata was also known as Vasavi?
    • A. 

      Ganga

    • B. 

      Satyavati

    • C. 

      Kunti

    • D. 

      Ambika

  • 2. 
    Who sent the Brahma Astra into Uttara's womb when she was pregnant with Abhimanyu's child? 
    • A. 

      Duryodhana

    • B. 

      Keechakan

    • C. 

      Aswattama

  • 3. 
    Who was Satyavati's father? 
    • A. 

      Kashyapa

    • B. 

      Vishwamitrar

    • C. 

      Sameekar

    • D. 

      Uparichara Vasu

  • 4. 
    What was Bhishma's real name?
    • A. 

      Devadutta

    • B. 

      Devavrata

  • 5. 
    How many sons does Satyavati have? (Enter the number. Exclude Bhishma)
  • 6. 
    Bhishma had a boon that let him choose when he must die. Who granted him this boon?
    • A. 

      Devendran

    • B. 

      Shantanu

    • C. 

      Lord Shiva

    • D. 

      Lord Krishna

  • 7. 
    Who succeeded in stopping Janamejayan from destroying all the serpents in the world? 
    • A. 

      Brihaspati

    • B. 

      Asteekan

    • C. 

      Lord Krishna

    • D. 

      Indra

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Vyshampayanar narrated The Mahabharata to Parikshit

    • B. 

      Vyshampayanar narrated The Mahabharata to Janamejayan

    • C. 

      Sage Veda Vyasa narrated The Mahabharata to Parikshit

    • D. 

      Sage Veda Vyasa narrated The Mahabharata Janamejayan

  • 9. 
    What does "Bhishma" mean?
    • A. 

      One who stayed unmarried

    • B. 

      One who took a deadly vow

    • C. 

      One who has mastered the Vedas

    • D. 

      One who has mastered archery

  • 10. 
    Which among the following was the capital city of the Kuru dynasty of kings?
    • A. 

      Amaravati

    • B. 

      Hastinapuram

    • C. 

      Ayodhya

    • D. 

      Sagala

  • 11. 
    Who taught Kunti the mantras that helped her beget children by invoking the blessings of the Devas? 
    • A. 

      Sage Kashyapa

    • B. 

      Sage Vasishtar

    • C. 

      Sage Durvasa

    • D. 

      Sage Kanva

  • 12. 
    Who cursed Parikshit that he would die bitten by a snake? 
    • A. 

      Shringi

    • B. 

      Shameekar

  • 13. 
    Who was Vasudevar's sister? 
    • A. 

      Yashoda

    • B. 

      Kunti

    • C. 

      Revati

    • D. 

      Madri

  • 14. 
    Who among the following was re-born as Shikhandi to slay Bhishma? 
    • A. 

      Amba

    • B. 

      Ambika

    • C. 

      Ambalika

  • 15. 
    Who is Shakuntala's biological father?
    • A. 

      Durvasa

    • B. 

      Vishwamitrar

    • C. 

      Vasishtar

    • D. 

      Kanva

  • 16. 
    Sage Veda Vyasa was another incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Who was Kamsa's father?
    • A. 

      Surasena

    • B. 

      Ugrasena

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