BHAGAVAD GITA CHAPTER 1

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Let me see those who have come here to fight, wishing to please the evil-minded son of Dhṛtarāṣṭra...

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Question 1

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While inquiring of the whereabouts on the situation at the battlefield of Kurukshetra , why would Dhritarashtra differentiate between his sons from the sons of Pandu? (BG 1.1)
Answer
  • He desperatly wanted his sons to be victorious at any cost
  • He wished to stop the battle and give away to Pandavas their rightful inheritence
  • He was now repenting for his awful mistakes
  • He could see things clearly now

Question 2

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The Battlefield of Kurukṣhetra is also specifically defined as
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  • Yudha-kshetra
  • Dharma-kshetra

Question 3

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Dronacharya was the first commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army?
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 4

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In contrast with the conchshell blown by Bhīṣmadeva, the conchshells in the hands of Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna are described as [blank_start]transcendental[blank_end]
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  • transcendental

Question 5

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Arjuna's chariot was bearing the flag marked with the emblem of [blank_start]Hanumān[blank_end]
Answer
  • Hanuman
  • Chakra

Question 6

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Why is Lord Krishna referred to as Hrishikesa in the Bhagavad Gita verse 1.15 ?
Answer
  • Because He lived at a place known as Hrishikesa
  • Lord Kṛishṇa is referred to as Hṛishikesa in this verse because He is the owner of all senses

Question 7

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Why is Lord Krishna referred to as the "infallible one" in the Bhagavad Gita verse 1.21 ?
Answer
  • He never fails in His affection for His devotees, and thus He is addressed herein as infallible.
  • As charioteer, He had to carry out the orders of Arjuna, and since He did not hesitate to do so, He is addressed as infallible
  • Although He had accepted the position of a charioteer for His devotee, His supreme position was not challenged.
  • All the options are correct

Question 8

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Which of these is not to be considered as a reason by Arjuna, in order to not fight the great battle of Kurukshetra?
Answer
  • Compassion for loved ones
  • Fear of losing the battle
  • Fear from sinful reactions
  • Destruction of family tradition

Question 9

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Which of these names is not used in the first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita to address Lord Krishna?
Answer
  • Achyuta (the infallible one)
  • Janardhana (the maintainer of people)
  • Govinda ( the object of all pleasures for cows and the senses)
  • Jagannatha ( the Lord of the Universe)

Question 10

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Looking at the friends and relatives present before him, in such a fighting spirit, Arjuna felt the limbs of his body quivering and his mouth drying up because..
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  • He was now scared to face such a great display of power in the battle
  • Due to his softheartedness, a characteristic of a pure devotee of the Lord
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