Bhagavad Gita Chapter 01 – Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra

01. Why Dhrtarastra had the fear of losing the battle?
a)    Because the battle was to take place at dharma-ksetra, which is a place of pilgrimage
b)    Because pandavas were virtuous by nature
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
02. What is the significance of the words dharma-ksetre and kuru-ksetre apart from their historical and Vedic importance?
a)    In the field of Kuruksetra the father of religion is Krishna
b)    In the field of Kuruksetra unwanted plants like Dhrtarastra’s son Duryodhana and others would be wiped out
c)    In the field of Kuruksetra religious persons headed by Yudhisthira would be established by the Lord
d)    All of the above
03. Why Duryodhana pointed out Dronacarya’s mistake in relation to his disciple Dhrstadyumna, the son of Drupada?
a)    So that Dronacarya is alert and uncompromising in the fighting
b)    So that Dronacarya is not lenient in the battle against Pandavas
c)    So that Dronacarya’s such leniency if be any, would lead to defeat of Duryodhana’s party
d)    All of the above
04. On account of the presence of great warriors on Duryodhana’s party like Bhisma and others, what was his conclusion on the result of the battle?
a)   He was confident of his victory
b)   He was also doubtful of his victory like his father
c)   He had no opinion
d)   None of these
05. Duryodhana after praising Bhisma as a far superior general, why asks others to support him?
a)   Because he wanted everyone to feel important
b)   Because he didn’t wanted anyone to be felt neglected
c)   Both a & b
d)   None of these
06. What did actually Bhisma’s loud blowing of conchshell symbolized for Duryodhana?
a)    It symbolized of cheering Duryodhana
b)    It symbolized that Duryodhana had no chance of victory in the battle
c)    It symbolized of definite victory of Duryodhana
d)    It had no meaning at all
07. Wherever Krishna is present, the ________ is also present.
a)    Transcendental conchshell
b)    Goddess of fortune
c)    Appearance
d)    Activity
08. The chariot on which Arjuna and Krishna were seated was donated by ____________.
a)    The fire-god
b)    The sun-god
c)    Indra
d)    Lord Shiva
09. What are the names of Krishna and Arjuna’s conchshell?
a)    Ananta-vijaya and Dhananjaya
b)    Sughosa and Manipushpaka
c)    Pancajanya and Devadatta
d)     None of these
10. Why the hearts of the sons of Dhrtarastra were shattered by the sound vibrated by the Pandava’s conchshell?
a)    Because Pandavs were expert in the art of blowing the conchshell
b)    Because Pandavas had full confidence in Krishna, that Krishna would take care of them
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
11. What was Arjuna’s flag marked with?
a)    Fire-god
b)    Hanuman
c)    Goddess of fortune
d)    Sword
12. Was Arjuna’s chariot bearing the flag also a sign of victory?
a)    Yes
b)    No
13. Although Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, why does He carry out the orders of Arjuna?
a)    Because Arjuna is a pure devotee of the Lord
b)    Because the Lord takes great transcendental pleasure when a pure devotee is ordering Him 
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
14. Krishna is _____________, which means He never fails in His __________ for His _______________.
a)    Transcendental, endeavor, engagement
b)    Infallible, affection, devotees 
c)    Supreme, attempts, peace
d)    Great, service, senses
15. Why did Arjuna ask Krishna his chariot to be taken to the midst of the two armies?
a)    Because he wanted to see the leading persons present on the battlefield
b)    So that he would get an estimate of the strength of the opposite party which he had to face
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
16. How could Arjuna conquer both sleep and ignorance?
a)    Because of his friendship with Krishna
b)    Because of his power
c)    Because being born in a ksatriya family
d)    Because being the son of queen Kunti
17. Krishna is Hrsikesa, _________.
a)    The conqueror of sleep and ignorance
b)    The conqueror of wealth 
c)    The director of the Pandavas army
d)    The director of the senses and mind of every living entity
18. What did Krishna mean when He told Arjuna to “behold the Kurus”?
a)    Krishna read Arjuna’s mind, and Arjuna becoming overwhelmed with compassion for his relatives
b)    Krishna predicted Arjuna’s mind in a friendly joking
c)    Krishna didn’t expected such response from Arjuna, the son of Kunti
d)    All of the above
19. Upon seeing his kinsmen, relatives and friends, on the battlefield, why Arjuna feels his limbs of the body quivering and thus is overwhelmed with compassion?
a)    Because of the weakness of the heart
b)    Because of his soft heartedness which is the characteristic of a pure devotee
c)    Because of fear of loss of life due to material concept of life
d)    Both b & c
20. Arjuna calls Krishna Govinda, which means _________________________.
a)    Krishna is the master of everyone
b)    Krishna is the object of all pleasures for cows and the senses
c)    Krishna is the object of all transcendental pleasure
d)    Krishna is the master of the senses

21. How can the desires of the living entity be satisfied?
a)    When the living entity tries to satisfy the senses of Govinda
b)    When the living entity lives a very charitable life
c)    When the living entity renounces everything
d)    None of these
22. How many kinds of aggressors are there according to Vedic injunctions?
a)    Two
b)    Three
c)    Ten
d)    Six
23. Why Arjuna fears of sinful reactions?
a)    Because of killing his kinsmen
b)    Because engaging in the fight would just be for the matter of temporary bodily happiness  
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
24. Arjuna calls Krishna as ______________, which means husband of the goddess of fortune.
a)    Madhusudhana
b)    Narayana
c)    Janardana
d)    Madhava
25. Why Arjuna points out Krishna to not induce him to fight which would cause his misfortune?
a)    Because Krishna is the killer of the demon Keshi
b)    Because Krishna is the husband of the goddess of fortune 
c)    Because Krishna is very source of pleasures
d)    None of these
26. Good population for the spiritual progress in the society depends on the _________ and _________ of its womanhood.
a)    Chastity
b)    Faithfulness
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
27. What according to Arjuna will be the consequences if the elders of the family are killed?
a)    Family traditions of purification may stop
b)   Younger family members would develop irreligious habits and would lose their chance for spiritual salvation
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
28. Due to the evil deeds of the destroyers of family tradition, all kinds of ________________ projects and ______________ activities are devastated.
a)    Community, family welfare
b)    Serious, pious
c)    General, serious
d)    Pious, fruitive
29. All these arguments which Arjuna presents before Krishna as why he should not fight were ____________________.
a)    Based on Arjuna’s personal experience.
b)    Heard by Arjuna from authorities
c)    Real
d)    None of these
30. Arjuna finally casts aside his bow and sits down on the chariot, having decided not to _________________.
a)    Lament
b)    Understand
c)    Fight
d)    Inquire

Question No. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Answer: c d d a c b b a c b b a c b c a d d d b
Question No 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30                    
Answer: a d c d b c c a b c