Mythology And History Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who is Karna's foster father?

    • A.

      Pandu

    • B.

      Suthputra

    • C.

      Adhiratha

    • D.

      Agnideva

    Correct Answer
    C. Adhiratha
    Explanation
    Adhiratha was the foster father of Karna and the chief charioteer of King Dhritrashtra.

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  • 2. 

    The Kingdom of Anga roughly comprised of some districts of ....................................

    • A.

      Bengal and Bihar

    • B.

      Haryana and Delhi

    • C.

      Madhyapradesh and Rajasthan

    • D.

      Meghalaya and Manipur

    Correct Answer
    A. Bengal and Bihar
    Explanation
    The kingdom of the Angas roughly corresponded to the districts of Bhagalpur, Banka, Purnia, Munger, Katihar and Jamui in Bihar and districts of Deoghar, Godda, and Sahebganj in Jharkhand; later extended to include Malda and Uttar Dinajpur in Bengal.

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  • 3. 

    What is the map all about  

    • A.

      The Mahajanapadas

    • B.

      Kanishka's Empire

    • C.

      India at the time of Alexander's Invasion

    • D.

      Map of the Gupta Empire

    Correct Answer
    A. The Mahajanapadas
    Explanation
    Mahājanapada (Sanskrit: महाजनपद, Mahājanapada, literally "great realm" from maha, "great", and janapada "foothold of a tribe", "country") refers to ancient Indian kingdoms that existed between the sixth and third centuries BCE

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  • 4. 

    Who among these is not a disciple of Parashurama?

    • A.

      Karna

    • B.

      Bhisma

    • C.

      Satyaki

    • D.

      Drona

    Correct Answer
    C. Satyaki
    Explanation
    Satyaki was devoted to Krishna and was student of Arjuna as well as co-student under Dronacharya.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the father of  Rishi Vyasa?

    • A.

      Parashara

    • B.

      Kapil

    • C.

      Astabakra

    • D.

      Durvasas

    Correct Answer
    A. Parashara
    Explanation
    He was the son of Satyavati, daughter of a ferryman or fisherman, and the wandering sage Parashara

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  • 6. 

    What is the subject of this Mughal Painting

    • A.

      Humayun and Babur

    • B.

      Jahangir and Akbar

    • C.

      Man Singh and Akbar

    • D.

      Yudhisthira with Bhisma

    Correct Answer
    D. Yudhisthira with Bhisma
    Explanation
    From Ramzanama Persian translation of Mahabharata

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  • 7. 

    Fill in this sloka of Lord Krishna: Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahlāda, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am ....................

    • A.

      Garuda

    • B.

      Hawk

    • C.

      Eagle

    • D.

      Owl

    Correct Answer
    A. Garuda
    Explanation
    Among birds, Lord Krishna identifies Himself as Garuda. Garuda is a divine bird in Hindu mythology and is considered the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. He is depicted as having the body of a man and the wings and beak of an eagle. Garuda is known for his strength, speed, and ability to travel long distances. He is also associated with protection and is often depicted carrying Lord Vishnu on his back. Thus, among birds, Garuda is considered the most powerful and significant, which is why Lord Krishna identifies Himself as Garuda.

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  • 8. 

    Who is this lady in this painting by Ravi Verma

    • A.

      Draupadi

    • B.

      Shakuntala

    • C.

      Madri

    • D.

      Ganga

    Correct Answer
    B. Shakuntala
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Shakuntala. In this painting by Ravi Verma, the lady depicted is Shakuntala. Shakuntala is a character from Hindu mythology, known for her beauty and being the wife of King Dushyanta. The painting captures her elegance and grace, showcasing her as a prominent figure in Indian folklore.

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  • 9. 

    How is this seven headed horse known in Hindu Mythology?

    • A.

      Saptaaswa

    • B.

      Saptashira

    • C.

      Kirtiaswas

    • D.

      Uchchaihshravas

    Correct Answer
    D. Uchchaihshravas
    Explanation
    Uchchaihshravas is the seven-headed horse known in Hindu Mythology. This horse is believed to have emerged during the churning of the ocean, known as Samudra Manthan. It is considered as a divine creature and is said to be the vehicle of Lord Indra, the king of gods. Uchchaihshravas is often depicted as white in color and is associated with prosperity and good fortune.

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  • 10. 

    Seen here is Lord Krishna and Arjuna conversing with a demon, who is this demon?

    • A.

      Jayasura

    • B.

      Ugrasura

    • C.

      Mayasura

    • D.

      Mudra Rakshasa

    Correct Answer
    C. Mayasura
    Explanation
    Mayasura was the chief architect of the people of the netherworld. He was renowned for his architectural abilities

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