Mythology::Indian::Mahabharata

Q.1 In Mahabharata whose name was Saubala but was famous by some other name?
Q.2 His original name was Radheya but Guru Drona renamed him by which he was one of the most valiant warrior of Mahabharata.
Q.3 Which of these is not Draupadi's name
Q.4 Which of the following from Mahabharata was not immortal
Q.6 This Kaurava prince was born on the same day as Duryodhana and elder to all other Kauravas. He fought the war taking Pandava's side. He was the only Kaurava who survived the war and later became king of Indraprastha. Name him.
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Q.7 Like Ramayana, Mahabharata also had one character called Lakshman. Who was he?
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Q.8 When Yudhistira lost Draupadi in the gambling dice game, this Kaurava objected that Yudhistira has no rights to put Draupadi at stakes having himself lost his own freedom before that. While killing this righteous Kaurava prince even Bhima lamented that the war has brought curse on them to kill good people like him. Name this Kaurava.
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Q.9 Who dragged Draupadi by her hair after Yudhistira lost her in the game of dice. He was later killed by Bhima, who tore open his heart and Draupadi washed her hair with the blood.
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Q.10 Kauravas were 100 brothers and one sister. Name her.
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Mythology::Indian::Lord Ganesha

Q.11 There are two stories: One, Parshurama visited Shiva and fought with Ganesha and the other one is Ganesha was asked by Vedavyasa to write Mahabharata. Both resulted into something that is so special about Lord Ganesha. What was that?
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Q.12 There are two Puranas exclusively dedicated to Lord Ganesha. One is "Ganesha Purana", name the second one.
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Q.13 This is one of the most widely recited texts among Ganesha devotees and is written at the entrance of the hall of the Ganesha temple in Ranjangaon. What is it called?
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Q.14 In certain parts of India Lord Ganesha is a celibate for life but in certain parts he is depicted with two ladies supposed to be his wife. Name them.
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Q.15 In one movie Ganesha was depicted as husband of Riddhi and Siddhi and father of Goddess of satisfaction and contentment. The story did not have any roots in any scripture or mythological background. But it created a cult around the Goddess. Which movie?
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Mythology::Indian::General

Q.16 Who is the charioteer of Surya?
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Q.17 Who is the wife of Agni?
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Q.18 Who killed Bakasura?
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Q.19 Mythologically who is believed to be the inventor of Veena?
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Q.20 What is common to Airavat - Indra's elephant, Kamadhenu - all wish granting cow and Uchchaihshravas - the seven headed horse believed to have belonged to Indra or Bali
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Q.21 Who gifted Akshaya Patra to Yudhishtir?
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Culture::Mythology::Easter

Q.22 Easter shares many of its traditions with another Jewish festival and both the festivals fall almost around same time of the year. Which festival are we talking about?
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Q.23 The week preceding Easter is called Holy Week. And each day has a special name and significance. The Sunday before the Easter is called Palm Sunday and a day of Feast and it commemorates entry of Jesus in Jerusalem. Name the animal Jesus was riding while his entry to Jerusalem.
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Q.24 His last name was Iscariot as he was son of Simon Iscariot, and he accompanied Jesus in his last meal and became kissed Jesus that led to a phrase called "Kiss of ______". Fill in the blank with his name.
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Q.25 Where in Jerusalem was Jesus crucified?
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Q.26 Name the famous scientist who was the first to calculate the date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ?
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Q.27 Though there are multiple narrations and interpretations of the story where Pontius Pilate the Roman prefect of Judea asked the crowd to choose one of the two prisoners to be freed. Jesus Christ was not the choice and was finally crucified but name the other prisoner who was released.
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Q.28 When the women came to Jesus tomb to anoint him with spices found the tomb empty. This incident is the root of one of the most popular Easter traditions. Which one? It is quite colourful.
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Q.29 When Jesus was crucified all his disciples (male) fled except for one. Who was he?
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Q.30 Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Lent and culminates into Easter after 40 days of fasting. But there are 46 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter. How do you explain it?
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Q.31 In the field of Software what is an Easter egg?
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Mythology::Indian::Hanuman

Q.32 Hanuman once in his childhood mistook Sun for a ripe mango and leapt towards it to eat it and on its way it thrashed "Rahu". He was later stopped by a God from eating the Sun. Which God stopped Hanuman that day?
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Q.33 To kill Ahiravana Hanuman took the five headed form called "Panch-mukha". This was required to rescue Rama and Lakshmana from Ahiravana who captured them in "Patal-loka" and the only way to kill him was to put off five lamps in five directions. And hence Hanuman assumed "Panch-mukha". Of the five four are Hanuman, Hayagriva, Narasimha, Garuda, which one is the fifth face?
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Q.34 Sage Brihaspati once became angry with Punjakashtala one of the inmates of the ashrama and cursed her. How is this connected to Hanuman?
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Q.35 When Hanuman reached Lanka he mistook someone else for Sita. Who was she?
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Q.36 When Lakshman was hit by Indrajeet and lay unconscious, the doctor advised Hanuman to get the herb called Sanjeevini from Gandhamadan mountain and Hanuman in his own style got the whole mountain with him as he could not identify the herb. Now name the doctor who prescribed Sanjeevini for Lakshman.
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Mythology::Indian::Dasavatar

Q.37 Which of the following avataras are not from Satya Yuga?
Q.38 The Kurma avatar was to support the mountain that was sinking while samudramanthan. Name the mountain.
Q.39 Which of the following avataras are not from Treta Yuga?
Q.40 Kalki is said to appear at the end of Kaliyuga on a horse. what is the colour of the horse?
Q.41 Krishna is called by many different forms nad names in different parts of Inida. Which one is not his name?
Q.42 Lord Rama was borned in Ayodhya by the river sarayu. who founded the city?
Q.43 As Varaha avatar Vishu had a 1000 years of war with which Asura?
Q.44 Narasimha avatar made an appearance out of which of the following?
Q.45 Which festival in India is is connected to the story of Vamana avatar?
Q.46 As Matsyaavatar Vishu saved Manu in a giant boat. Which serpent accompanied in the boat?

India::Mythology::Sri Krishna

Q.47 Where was Krishna born?
Q.48 Krishna was mortally wounded by a hunter named Jara after which Krishna left this world for his abode in heaven.

What ended with this event and what started alongwith?
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Q.49 When Kansa was killed who became the king of Mathura and Yadavas
Q.50 On the night of Janmashtami when Krishna was born, Vasudev took him to Gokula to exchange with Nanda and Yashoda's daughter so that Krishna is safe.

What was her name?
Q.51 Lord Krishna is commonly depicted either as little boy, or as a young man playing the flute. In this form, he generally stands with one leg bent in front of the other with a flute raised to his lips. In this pose the body is curved at waist and neck in opposite directions giving an "S" shape

What is this posture called? It is one of the most popular poses in Odissi and very common in temple idols.
Q.52 Lord Krishna is known by many names in different parts of India.

Which of the following is not his name?
Q.53 Rukmini was the principal wife and queen of Lord Krishna. She has been described to be as beautiful and virtuous as Draupadi. Krishna eloped with her to Dwarka and married her.

Which place Rukmini belonged to?
Q.54 Krishna was mortally wounded by a hunter named Jara after which Krishna left this world for his abode in heaven.

Who was Jara in Treta Yug?
Q.55 Which Rishi gave the name "Krishna" to Lord Krishna?
Q.56 Krishna had eight primary consorts called "Ashtabharya". They were Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Nagnajiti, Bhadra and Lakshmana. Rukmini eloped with Krishna, and few were handed over by their fathers. Kalindi did penance to get him and quiet a few Krishna married through swayamvar.

Name the princess whom Krishna married by fighting with seven bulls in a Swayamvar
Q.57 Apart from eight main wives Krishna had some 16000 junior wives. These 16000 women were princesses who were kidnapped and were kept in captivity.

From whom did Krishna free these 16000 princesses?
Q.58 In Mahabharata the war formally started with Krishna doing something. What did he do?
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Q.59 when little Krishna was tied to a wooden mortar by Yashoda to keep him at one place, Krishna dragged the mortar and went through two Arjun trees and uprooted them. By doing this he freed two people from curse of Narada.

Who were these people?
Q.60 Radha or Radhika or Radharani is always depicted with Krishna. She was a gopika in Vrindavan. Who was the other gopika who had almost same influence on Krishna but could not attain the same position as Radha?
Q.61 This popular social event in Janmashtami is called Uriadi in Tamil. What is it?
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Q.62 Radha or Radhika or Radharani is always depicted with Krishna. She was a gopika in Vrindavan. Who was the other gopika who had almost same influence on Krishna but could not attain the same position as Radha?