Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 – The Perfection of Renunciation

01. Why Arjuna asked for the clarification of renunciation and the renounce order of life to Krishna?
a)    Because these words were sounding different to Arjuna
b)    Because he liked the renounce order of life
c)    Because purpose of life is renunciation and attainment of transcendental position
d)    Because this topic is subjective
02. Why is Krishna called as Hrishikesha ?
a)    Because He is the master of the three worlds
b)    Because He is the master of all senses
c)    Because He is the master of all demigods
d)    All of the above
03. Why Arjuna addresses Krishna as Keshi-nishudana?
a)    Because Krishna killed the demon Keshi
b)    Because Arjuna had doubts which were like demons
c)    Because Arjuna wanted Krishna to clarify his doubts as Krishna killed the demon Keshi
d)    All of the above
04. What is meant by the renounced order of life?
a)    Giving up activities that are based on material desire
b)    Giving up all activities
c)    Performing severe austerities
d)    Having all knowledge about the scriptures
05. What is meant by renunciation?
a)    Giving up all activities
b)    Giving up the results of all activities
c)    Giving up desires
d)    None of these
06. How many kinds of renunciation are there?
a)    Thirty-two
b)    Sixteen
c)    Three
d)    One hundred and eight
07. Is marriage ceremony considered as a sacrifice for advancing a human being to spiritual life?
a)    Yes
b)    No
08. Charity if given to suitable person, _________________ one’s heart.
a)    Reads
b)    Specifies
c)    Activates
d)    Purifies
09. Sacrifice, charity, penance should be performed without any expectation of _____________.
a)    Work
b)    Result
c)    Recommendation
d)    None of these
10. What among the following should be encouraged?
a)    Sacrifices that purifies one’s existence
b)    Everything leading to Krishna consciouness
c)    Activities helping one in the discharge of devotional service to the Lord
d)    All of the above
11. When is renunciation said to be in the mode of ignorance?
a)    If one gives up his prescribed duties because of illusion
b)    If one gives up his prescribed duties out of fear of bodily discomfort
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
12. What happens if a person renounces in the mode of passion?
a)    He is always miserable
b)    His consciousness advances
c)    He never gets the result of renunciation
d)    None of these
13. An intelligent renouncer in the mode of goodness
a)    Hates inauspicious work
b)    Attaches to auspicious work
c)    Hates anything which troubles his body
d)    None of these
14. How can one renounce the fruits of action?
a)    By working for Krishna
b)    By not enjoying the fruitive results himself
c)    By offering everything to Krishna
d)    All of these
15. What are the threefold fruits of action that accrue after death for those who are not renounced?
a)    Desirable, suffering and work
b)    Desirable, undesirable and mixed
c)    Good, prohibition and understanding
d)    None of these
16. What are the causes for the accomplishment of action?
a)    Body, soul and the various senses
b)    Supersoul, soul, various senses, different kinds of endeavor and willpower
c)    Body, soul, various senses, different kinds of endeavor and Supersoul
d)    Soul, various senses, different kinds of endeavor and Supersoul
17. How that is a person in Krishna consciousness doesn’t suffer or enjoy the reactions of work?
a)    Because he acts under the direction of the Supreme Lord Krishna
b)    Because his every action is dependent on the supreme will, the Supreme Lord Krishna
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
18. What requires for the complete performance of both right and wrong action?
a)    Five factors of action
b)    The performer
c)    The presence of Supersoul
d)    Knowledge about the scriptures
19. Who thinks himself to be the doer?
a)    One who does not see the four material causes
b)    One who does not see the Supreme
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of thee
20. Personal activity & responsibility arises from _____________ & _____________.
a)    Consciousness, work
b)    False ego, godlessness
c)    Thought, endeavor
d)    Action, intelligence
21. What are the impetuses for daily work?
a)    Knowledge
b)    The object of knowledge
c)    The knower
d)    All of these
22. ______________ is the center of all senses, and the object is _____________ itself.
a)    Knowledge, knower
b)    Mind, work
c)    Inspiration, process
d)    None of these
23. In accordance to what, are the kinds of knowledge, action, and the performers of action divided?
a)    According to the three modes of material nature
b)    According to the way of life
c)    According to the knowledge one receives
d)    Not divided at all
24. What is the characteristic of a person possessing knowledge in the mode of goodness?
a)    He is always happy
b)    He is self-satisfied
c)    He sees one spirit soul in every living being
d)    He receives knowledge after great austerities
25. Is consciousness temporary?
a)    Yes
b)    No
26. The knowledge concerned with only keeping the body comfortable, is said to be in the mode of _______________.
a)    Ignorance
b)    Passion
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
27. The action which is performed with great effort and false ego to gratify one’s desire is said to be action in the mode of ______________.
a)   Ignorance
b)   Passion
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
28. The action which is performed without future considerations, is impractical and based on violence is said to be in the mode of ________________.
a)   Ignorance
b)    Passion
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
29. A person who is equal to both happiness and distress is in the mode of __________________, while a person who is moved by both happiness and distress is in the mode of __________________.
a)    Passion, ignorance
b)    Goodness, ignorance
c)    Goodness, passion
d)    All of the above
30. What are the characteristics of a person who works against the injunctions of scriptures?
a)    He is very materialistic
b)    He is not very gentle and cheats others
c)    He is very lazy and appears to be morose
d)    All of the above
31. What are the characteristics of men of passionate understanding?
a)    They accept irreligion as religion
b)    They are misguided in all views & activities
c)    They always take the wrong path
d)    All of the above
32. What sort of determination is in the mode of goodness?
a)    Its unbreakable
b)    Its never deviated by any other activity
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
33. Which of the following can be called as determination under the mode of darkness?
a)    Determination which is desirous for fruitive results
b)    Determination which makes morose
c)    Determination which is desirous of economic development
d)    None of the above
34. What kind of persons experiences no happiness both in the beginning and at the end?
a)    Persons in the mode of goodness   
b)    Persons in the mode of passion
c)    Persons in the mode of ignorance
d)    None of these
35. Who is freed from the three modes of material nature?
a)    Living beings in this material world
b)    Demigods in the higher planetary systems
c)    Everyone
d)    No-one
36. What are the qualities of a brahmana?
a)    Self-control, austerity, purity, knowledge, honesty & resourcefulness
b)    Self-control, austerity, purity, knowledge, wisdom, honesty & religiousness
c)    Self-control, austerity, purity, knowledge, resourcefulness, determination & honesty
d)    Self-control, austerity, purity, knowledge, leadership, honesty & power
37. Knowing ourselves to be the part and parcel of the Supreme Lord what is our duty towards Lord?
a)    We should thank Lord
b)    We should be engaged in the service of the Lord
c)    We should be aware of everything
d)    None of these
38. Being engaged in any occupation and serving the Lord, can one achieve the highest perfection?
a)    Yes
b)    No
39. On what basis should one decide his occupational duty?
a)    On one’s personal gains
b)    On one’s honesty
c)    On one’s mode of nature
d)    On one’s determination
40. Anything done for personal ________________ is a cause of bondage.
a)    Decision
b)    Engagement
c)    Sense-gratification
d)    Sacrifice
41. What should be one’s approach towards the work one is performing born out of his nature but full of faults?
a)    He should discontinue that kind of work
b)    He should be determined to perform his work for the satisfaction of the Lord 
c)    He should take steps to purify himself
d)    He should search for a uncontaminated work
42. What does real renunciation means?
a)    To be austere so that one is freed from the reactions of one’s past sins
b)    Not enjoying the results of his work
c)    Working for the Lord to enjoy the results of his work
d)    Both b & c
43. Who is elevated to the position of self-realization?
a)    One who controls the tongue, body & mind, gives up objects of sense-gratification, freed from attachment and hatred
b)    One who is without false ego, does not accept material things
c)    One who is always in trance
d)    All of the above
44. What does the word “brahma-bhutah” means?
a)    Being one with the Absolute
b)    Living entities
c)    Living entities created by Lord Brahma
d)    All transcendental
45. Why one who is transcendentally situated does attains pure devotional service?
a)    Because he realizes the Supreme Brahman & is joyful
b)    He neither laments or desires for anything
c)    He is equal to all living beings
d)    All of the above
46. How a personalist will describe himself in the ocean?
a)    As the river flowing into the ocean
b)    As an aquatic in the ocean
c)    As a ship in the ocean
d)    All of the above
47. How can one understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead?
a)    By taking vedic knowledge under the guidance of an teacher
b)    By becoming homogenous with the impersonal Brahman
c)    By taking to pure devotional service under the guidance of a pure devotee
d)    None of the above
48. The constitutional position of a living entity is to _________________.
a)    Be learned
b)    Serve the Lord
c)    Be conscious
d)    None of the above
49. The results of acting under the personal direction of Krishna when Krishna was present and acting under the guidance of the representative of Krishna when Krishna is not present, are the same?
a)    Yes
b)    No
50. What sort of duties among the following is considered in the devotional service of Krishna consciousness?
a)    Acting for one’s own interests or gains
b)    Working for the satisfaction of Krishna
c)    Doing something whimsically & offering the result of that to Krishna
d)    All of the above
51. A person not acting in Krishna consciousness loses himself in _________________.
a)    The fight
b)    The material whirlpool
c)    The fear
d)    The prescribed duties
52. What happens if one does not act under the direction of Supreme Lord?
a)    He will work according to his own interests
b)    He declines the presence of the Lord
c)    He will to compelled to act by the modes of nature in which he is situated
d)    None of the above
53. All the activities of living entities are directed by the __________________.
a)    Supersoul
b)    Mind
c)    Soul
d)    Senses 
54. What happens if one surrenders unto the Supreme personality of Godhead?
a)    One is relieved of all miseries
b)    One attains the Supreme
c)    One reaches the Supreme abode
d)    All of the above
55. After explaining the most confidential knowledge, why does the Lord asks Arjuna to act according to his own wish?
a)    Because the Lord doesn’t interfere with the little independence of the living entity
b)    Because the Lord is not bothered by the decision of living entity as He being the most renounced person
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
56. What is the most confidential part of knowledge given by the Lord to Arjuna?
a)    To become pure devotee of Krishna
b)    To always think & act for Krishna
c)    To be austere in all conditions of the life
d)    Both a & b
57. What is the promise of Krishna to those who follow the confidential part of knowledge?
a)    One will get all the comforts of life instantly
b)    One will certainly go to the abode of Krishna
c)    One’s austerity in life ends
d)    One achieves victory in life 
58. Why Krishna spoke this confidential part of knowledge to Arjuna?
a)    As he was a kshatriya
b)    As he was a noble man
c)    As he was the dear friend of Krishna
d)    None of the above
59. Can anyone following the path of Arjuna obtain the same perfection as Arjuna?
a)    Yes
b)    No
60. With ____________ & ___________ one should surrender unto Krishna.
a)    Austerity, performance
b)    Good performance, seriousness
c)    Power, progress
d)    Faith, love
61. Can anyone who is not free from all sinful reactions be freed, if he surrenders to Krishna?
a)    No
b)    Yes
62. Fearing to give up all religious forms and simply surrendering unto Krishna is an ______________ worry.
a)    Understandable
b)    Impersonal
c)    Useless
d)    Actual
63. To whom the confidential knowledge may not be told?
a)    Those who are not austere
b)    Those who are not devoted or engaged in devotional service of Krishna
c)    Those who are envious of Krishna
d)    All of the above
64. One who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, he is ____________ to Krishna.
a)    Related
b)    Dear
c)    Whimsical
d)    Offender
65. If Bhagavad-Gita is meant for the devotees of the Lord, then what explanation you will give for a situation when a devotee of Krishna holds an open class of Bhagavad-Gita where all are not expected to be devotees?
a)    The devotee wants to tell others about his knowledge of Bhagavad-Gita
b)    The devotee gives everyone a chance to become free from sinful reaction & to become a devotee of the Lord
c)    The devotee wants to present himself before the audience
d)    None of the above
66. Why was the Lord ready to re-explain any point or whole Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna again?
a)    Because the Lord wanted to inquire if Arjuna understood the Bhagavad-Gita completely
b)    As the Lord was acting as a spiritual master to Arjuna so He wanted to make sure that Arjuna’s ignorance is dispelled
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
67. What is illusion?
a)    Thinking oneself to be the master of the world besides being bound by one’s lust & desires
b)    Thinking oneself to be important for not one is not worth
c)    Thinking oneself to be bonded
d)    None of the above
68. How can one’s illusion be over?
a)    By the mercy of the Lord
b)    By the mercy of a pure devotee
c)    Both a & b
d)    By one’s own endeavor
69. What is the result, if illusion is over?
a)    One becomes satisfied
b)    One agrees to act in Krishna consciousness
c)    One gets peace of mind
d)    None of these
70. What was the effect on Arjuna after hearing Bhagavad-Gita from Krishna?
a)    He became free from all illusion
b)    He understood Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead 
c)    He came to know the full knowledge & surrendered himself to Krishna
d)    All of the above
71 Why Sanjaya addresses the conversation between Krishna & Arjuna as wonderful?
a)    Because Supreme Personality of Godhead is speaking about Himself & His energies to Arjuna who is a great devotee of Lord
b)    Because such a conversation never took place before & would not take place again
c)    Both a & b
d)    None of these
72. Is there a difference between hearing directly from Krishna & hearing directly from Krishna through a bona fide spiritual master?
a)    No
b)    Yes
73. What was the effect on Sanjaya after hearing Bhagavad-Gita?
a)    He became a great scholar
b)    He took pleasure and was thrilled & rejoicing at every moment
c)    He took the renounce order of life
d)    He became a great personality
74. What was Sanjaya’s opinion after hearing Bhagavad-Gita?
a)    His opinion was, that Arjuna is the supreme archer
b)    His opinion was, that where Krishna & Arjuna are present there is all good fortune & victory
c)    His opinion was, that Arjuna is a great renunciant
d)    He had no opinion to give
75. What is the essence of the teachings of Bhagavad-Gita?
a)    To become peaceful
b)    To follow all the yoga-asana to reach the Supreme
c)    To become well versed in the scriptures   
d)    To fully surrender unto Krishna

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