Politics and mythology quiz with answers
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Indian Politics and Mythology quiz
Host: Devwrat Dube
Maryada aur Dharma
1. 25 questions
2. Star marked questions to be used for tie breaking.
3. 12 politics, 12 mythology, 1 = marriage b/w politics +
4. No phones, no help only shadyantra and chakravyuh.
5. Quizmaster is above those people who are talked
about in the quiz
1. In Hinduism, Himavat is the personification of
Himalayas and the father of X & Y. He is therefore the
father in law of Shiva and Kartikeya spent much of his
childhood with his maternal aunt Y, who is herself a
much revered and much spoken about Goddess. She
also finds mention during election times.
2. The list below contains 59 items. Some of them are given. What is
the list called? ! For exact answer. ½ for funda.
Almirah, Balloon, banana, batsman, battery
torch, bread, brush, brief case, table, pen,
coat, coconut, Doli(palanquin), fork, frock,
lady purse, pressure cooker, whistle, violin,
walking stick, TV, spoon etc.
List of free symbols
3. The name is derived form a Sanskrit word
• According to Vishnu Purana it is made up of gold
ruby & lapis lazuli. It is located as pillar of six
peaks making a lotus.
• It has never been successfully climbed after
several attempts. The Chinese banned attempts
to climb it saying : “If we conquer it, we conquer
something in people’s soul”
3. X is a book written by Y about which Anna
“This book is a manifesto for our times & for the
anti-corruption movement, and for an effective
model for the nation.”
4. According to Hindu mythology, Apasmāra was
a dwarf who represented ignorance and
epilepsy. Where have we seen and ‘ignored’
• Pic on next slide is a clue.
Ignorance had to be kept alive but under control so Lord
shiva took nataraj form to tame Apasmara.
5. In a joint effort by CNN-IBN and Google, Anna Hazare, Omar
Abdullah, Sadananda Gowda (ex-CM Karnataka) and Sharad
Pawar answered public questions. The campaign was called :
The India Election __________ Series.
The word in the blank is mostly known to us in the form of social
media conversations and conferences.
6. The story of Narakasura has a feminist angle to
it in South India where it is believed that the
demon met his death by an avatar of his mother
Bhudevi, when his father Krishna momentarily
closed his eyes in exhaustion.
Give me the avatar. (Next slide)
Notice tha change in
position of the logos.
8. Referred to as X in Hindu mythology, Benzaiten is the goddess of
everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence and music
and by extension, knowledge. The original characters used to write
her name read "Biancaitian" in Chinese and "Bensaiten" in
Japanese and reflect her role as the goddess of eloquence. Because
the Sutra of Golden Light promised protection of the state, in Japan
she became a protector-deity, at first of the state and then of
people. Lastly, she became one of the Seven Gods of Fortune when
the Sino-Japanese characters used to write her name changed
to(Benzaiten), emphasizing her role in bestowing monetary fortune.
8. Which party?
10. He was the son of Shardwan and Janapadi. He was
brought up by King Shantanu, the great-grandfather of
the Pandavas. C grew up to become an expert in the art
of warfare. He was assigned the task of teaching the
young princes all about warfare. He fought in the great
battle of Kurukshetra for the Kauravas side. Afterwards,
he was appointed to be the teacher and preceptor of
Parikshit, the grandson of Arjuna
14. Y – was Daughter of a fisherman and the
mother of X. X is considered to be an expansion
of Lord Krishna Himself. He was born on an island
in the river Yamuna. He was dark-complexioned
and hence may be called by the name Krishna
(black), and also the name_____________,
meaning island-born. Within Buddhism he
appears in 2 Jataka tales. In Brahm Avtar
composition present in Dasam Granth, Second
Scripture of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh mentioned
him as avtar of Brahma.
X- krishna dwaipayana, ved vyas
Y – satyavati
15. X is a team effort of concerned individuals – scholars, activists,
writers, journalists – to create a space for critical engagement on a
wide range of issues of the contemporary world. We could say
that the only answer to media empires today is “becoming media”
Classification of Articles – Media, Politics and dissent.
The idea of the X/ karavaan as we envisage it, then, is best
rendered in this well-known couplet by Majrooh Sultanpuri:
Main akela hi chalaa tha jaanib-e-manzil magar
Log saath aate gaye… karavaan banta gaya
Next slide image
16. He is son of Renuka and the saptarishi
Jamadagni.He is most known for ridding the
world ofkshatriyas twenty-one times over
after themighty king Kartavirya killed his
father. Heplayed important roles in the
Mahabharata andRamayana, serving as
mentor to Karna andDrona. He also fought
back the advancing seasto save the lands of
Konkan, Malabar and Kerala.
17. Jagdish Kaur, a prime eye witness of 1984 punjab riots told ToI that everyone watching
doordarshan during Indiara’s Funeral had seen him raise his hand in anger and say the
khoon ka badla khoon se lenge, khoon ka badla khoon se lenge.
Indira ji ko marne walon ke ghar tak khoon ke cheetein pahunchenge.
Unhone sirf Rajiv ki maa ko nahi maara hai, bharat ki maa ko bhi maara hai.
Following reports, a case has been registered against him in Australian courts under human
rights violence but not in India. Sikhs have written letters to Obama, Madame Taussads,
Mayavati and everyone with any status whatsoever in the world to take action against him
but no one has.
18. Allah has 1001 names. According to
Quran a good Muslim remembers 1000
names of Allah but only one being has
to remember all 1001 names because
the story of the creation of this being
involves Allah himself. He is made up of
half of the raw material Allah used.
19. At what place does this
memorial stand. I want the
exact spot or the event that
happened at this spot.
Whose painting is this = 1/2
Rajiv Gandhi death spot
20. X in Hindu mythology is the crescent-shaped
irresistible and most destructive personal weapon
of Kali and Shiva, discharged by the mind, the eyes,
words, or a bow. Never to be used against lesser
enemies or by lesser warriors, the X is capable of
destroying creation and vanquishing all beings.It
was used in the Mahabharata war by Arjuna to kill
Jayadratha. It was used against Lakshmana by
Meghanada.The most important of all Shiva
temples located in Kathmandu, Nepal has the deity
who shares the name of the weapon and uses it.
22. Who is the lyricist of this song? Name the album also.
23. Duryodhan is considered to
be the personification of
It began since he was born or
that his deeds reflect the entire
23. X was the last person to be hanged inside Tihar
jail, before Afzal guru met his fate. His partener in
crime- Y had died and so could not be tried. The
nation wanted to express anger but the thought of
security was on everyone’s mind. So the communities
other than those of the two involved unknowingly
started humiliating the other community about issues
and that has led to the immortalisation of the two in a
form they would not have even imagined.
How have the two been immortalised?
What was their crime?
Satwant singh and Beant singh
Santa Banta Jokes
Indira Gandhi murder.
24. Gangeya, or Bheeshm is how he is known
to us, what was the name that he used beofre
the Title of bheeshma was bestowed in him by
his father Z.
The name and Z
25. Where would you find such
Ved vyas V.V Giri
Duryodhan Indira gandhi
Vidur Vallabh bhai patel