Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02 – Contents of the Gita Summarized

01. What is material compassion compared to in BG 2.1?
a)    Fire covered by smoke
b)    Saving the dress of a drowning man
c)    Killing the demon of misunderstanding
d)    All of these
02. The three phases of Absolute truth are compared to ____________.
a)    Sun
b)    Devotion
c)    Devotees
d)    Progressive values of life
03. Who is in an Aryan?
a)    One who knows the value of life
b)    One who has spiritual realization
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
04. Why according to Krishna, would Arjuna become infamous by not fighting?
a)    Because Arjuna being a kshatriya, his duty is to fight
b)    Because deviation from one’s duty doesn’t lead to spiritual advancement
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
05. What Arjuna considers sinful?
a)    Killing his superiors
b)    Killing his own devotional service
c)    Killing his mother
d)    All of these
06. Why Arjuna realizes he is confused and lost his composure?
a)    Because he was acting like a brahmana
b)    Because of his miserly weakness
c)    Because of his love
d)    Because of his ill health
07. Finally, Arjuna accepts Krishna as his _______________.
a)    Friend
b)    Spiritual master
c)    Disciple
d)    None of the above
08. Krishna and the living entities ______________are eternal.
a)    Individuality 
b)    Scriptures
c)    Spirit
d)    Conditioning
09. How is Krishna’s individuality not material?
a)    Because Krishna affirms His individuality in the past, present and future
b)    Because if Krishna is deluded then BG has no value as authoritative scripture
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
10. Why a self realized soul is not bewildered by changing body from boyhood to old age and then to death?
a)    Because he knows everything
b)    Because he believes in next life
c)    Because in the end everything becomes void
d)    Because the spirit soul doesn’t undergo any change
11. Why should one not be disturbed and tolerate happiness and distress?
a)    Because they arise from sense perception
b)    Because performing the prescribed rules and regulations of religious principles in any condition raises one to the platform of knowledge
c)    Because by knowledge and devotion only one can liberate oneself from the clutches of maya
d)    All of the above
12. Which of the following is accepted as the Supreme?
a)    Energy
b)    Energetic
c)    Energizer
d)    None of the above
13. What is spread all over the body?
a)    Consciousness
b)    Pain
c)    Pleasure
d)    Knowledge
14. What is the size of the soul?
a)    One thousandth part of the upper portion of the hair point in size
b)    One hundred-thousandth part of the upper portion of the hair point in size
c)    One ten-thousandth part of the upper portion of the hair point in size
d)    One thousand-thousandth part of the upper portion of the hair point in size
15. The soul is floating in __________ kinds of air, situated within the heart.
a)    Five
b)    Seven
c)    Nine
d)    Eleven
16. If the soul is indestructible, then why animal slaughter is abominable?
a)    Because it involves whimsical killing
b)    Because it is not approved by authority
c)    Because it involves violence to the innocent animal
d)    All of the above
17. Does the soul produce any by-product?
a)    Yes
b)    No
18. What are the characteristics of the soul?
a)    Unborn, indestructible & unchangeable
b)    Cannot be burned, dried, wet or withered by wind
c)    Everlasting, immovable, all-pervading, Invisible, inconceivable and immutable
d)    All of the above
19. The analogy given here of two birds in the same tree, of which, one is eating the fruit of the tree and another is watching the activities of the other bird. Why is that so, the bird who is eating the fruits of the tree is in anxiety, morose and struggling very hard on the tree?
a)    Because it has forgot its relationship with the witnessing bird
b)    Because it not accepting the witnessing bird as the supreme spiritual master
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
20. If Arjuna did not believe in the existence of soul, and accepts that life develops from chemicals, then why there is no need to lament?
a)    Because Arjuna was a kshatriya
b)    Because no one laments on the loss of some chemicals
c)    Because physical body and chemical elements are non different
d)    None of these
21. How is the soul described as amazing?
a)    Soul has innumerable qualities
b)    Soul is known for its constitution
c)    Soul is such a small particle which is both so great and so small
d)    None of these
22. Even if Arjuna identifies with his body as kshatriya body, then also, how by fighting he would enjoy?
a)    If he wins then he would enjoy the earth
b)    If he dies then he would go to heaven
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
23. How, by not fighting the war, Arjuna would be affected?
a)    Being a kshatriya, fighting is his duty as performing sacrifice is the duty of a brahmana
b)    By not fighting he would be neglecting his duties and incur sinful reactions
c)    By not fighting he would lose his reputation as a great warrior
d)    All of the above
24. Final judgment of the Lord for Arjuna was to ___________ the battle.
a)    Withdraw from
b)    Die in
c)    Mislead
d)    None of the above
25. For the sake of fighting, which of the following Krishna asks Arjuna to consider?
a)    Happiness or distress
b)    Loss or gain
c)    Victory or defeat
d)    None of these
26. What is the unique quality of work done in Krishna consciousness?
a)   Work begun in Krishna consciousness has a permanent effect, even though not finished
b)   The performer of the Krishna conscious work is never at a loss even his work in Krishna consciousness is incomplete
c)     Both a & b
d)     None of these
27. What does capricious work means?
a)    Activities performed while one is in the modes of material nature
b)    Actions without the sanction of authority
c)    Not performing one’s duties
d)    None of these
28. Why one shouldn’t be attached to the results of his work?
a)    Because it causes bondage
b)    Acting without attachment leads one to the path of liberation
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
29. Buddhi yoga means ______________.
a)    Success in the work
b)    Resultant action’s consciousness
c)    Hard labor
d)    Transcendental loving service to the Lord
30. A man engaged in devotional service rids himself of _________________ actions in this life.
a)    Good
b)    Bad
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
31. What are the results of performing devotional service?
a)    Indifference to Vedic rituals
b)    Freedom from sinful reactions, birth and death
c)    Remains fixed in the trance of self-realization
d)    All of the above
32. What are the symptoms of one who is in pure transcendental consciousness?
a)    He gives up all kinds of sense desire arising from mental concoction
b)    Takes pleasure in himself by realizing himself as the eternal servitor of the Lord
c)    Remains happy in eternally serving the Lord
d)    All of the above
33. Why a sage of steady mind not at all disturbed by the onslaughts of the threefold miseries?
a)    Because he can agitate his mind in various ways
b)    Because he accepts all miseries as the mercy of the Lord
c)    Because he is detached
d)    None of these
34. A sage of steady mind is daring and active for Krishna’s service when he is ________________.
a)    Successful
b)    Unsuccessful
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
35. What is the test of a devotee for him to be a self-realized soul?
a)    He must be very strong to control his senses
b)    He must be well versed in Vedic hymns
c)    He must be compassionate
d)    None of the above
36. According to BG 2.58 which among the following sets the example of keeping the senses always in the service of the Lord?
a)    Serpent
b)    Tortoise
c)    Peacock
d)    Frog
37. Artificial ceasing of senses by _________________, the mind dwells on sense objects.
a)    Recommendation
b)    Rules and regulations
c)    Advancement
d)    Consciousness
38. Due to ___________________, many learned sages fall victim to material sense enjoyment.
a)    Consciousness
b)    Hunger
c)    Discrimination
d)    Agitated mind
39. Who is a man of steady intelligence?
a)    One who restrains his senses
b)    One who fixes his consciousness on Krishna
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
40. By contemplating the _________________, one develops attachment, then lust, anger, delusion, bewilderment of ___________, ____________ is lost, then one falls down.
a)    Impersonal form, intelligence, memory
b)    Objects of the senses, memory, intelligence 
c)    Objects of the senses, consciousness, renunciation
d)    Impersonal form, absolute, consciousness
41. What is the result of controlling one’s senses by practicing principles of freedom?
a)    Freedom from all attachment 
b)    Attainment of mercy of Krishna
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
42. How does one in transcendental consciousness attains peace?
a)    Accepting that Krishna is the Supreme enjoyer, proprietor and friend of everyone
b)    Engages oneself in the service of Krishna with a relationship
c)    Desires everything for Krishna & is devoid of false ego
d)    All of the above
43. What is the correct technique for controlling the mind?
a)    All of the senses must be engaged in Krishna consciousness
b)    Any one of the senses must be engaged in Krishna consciousness
c)    Any number of the senses must be engaged in Krishna consciousness
d)    None of these
44. How is devotional service non-different from being in the spiritual world?
a)    As both of them are on the absolute plane
b)    As both of them are for the engagement in transcendental loving service of the Lord
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
Question No. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Answer: b a c c a b b a c d d b a c a d b d c b
Question No. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Answer: c c d b d c d c d c d d b c a b b d c b
Question No. 41 42 43 44                                
Answer: c d a c