Monday 11 January 2021

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 5

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 5

MCQ Quiz with Answers on Swami Vivekananda

1. Who directed the Bengali film "The Light: Swami Vivekananda"?
Shyam Benegal
Satyajit Ray
Utpal Sinha
Salil Dutta

2. Where in the Himalayas did Swami Vivekananda found the Advaita Ashrama?

3. This monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order is also India's longest running English journal. Can you name it
Prabuddha Bharata
Advaita Bharatha
Vedanta Chandrika

4. Name the social activist who was instrumental in the construction of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial?
P B Pant
Balasaeb Deoras
Eknath Ranade
Swami Akhandananda

5. Which Indian Prime Minister approved the construction of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial?
Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
A B Vajpayee
Jawharlal Nehru

6. Who is the author of the book "The Monk as Man: The Unknown Life"?
Romain Roland
Sister Nivedita
Eknath Ranade

7. "The Life of Vivekananda and Universal Gospel" is a book written by
Sister Nivedita
Chaturvedi Badrinath
Swami Tapasyananda
Romain Roland

8. "Vivekananda saved Hinduism, saved India". Who said this about Swami Vivekananda?
Jawaharlal Nehru
C Rajagopalachari
Subhash Chandra Bose
Vinoba Bhave

9. Who was the first woman initiated into Vivekananda's mission?
Sister Nivedita
Sister Gargi

10. Who is known for the six-volume work on Swami Vivekananda title "Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries"?
Romain Roland
Sister Gargi
Sister Nivedita
Immanuel Kant

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 3

Here are more MCQ Quiz on Swami Vivekananda. It is a mixed bag of questions on Swami Vivekananda. Hope you find this useful.

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 3

1. Fascinated with the evolutionary theory of this famous philosopher, Swami Vivekananda had translated his book "Education" in to Bengali in 1861. Who was this philosopher?
Charles Darwin
Immanuel Kant
Herbert Spencer
aruch Spinoza

2. Where did Swami Vivekananda founded the Vedanta Society in 1894?
New York
Los Angeles

3. When did Narendra met Sri Ramakrishna for the first time?

4. Vivekananda was born on an auspicious day during an Indian festival. Do you know which festival?
Durga Puja
Makar Sankranthi

5. Swami Vivekananda attained Mahasamadhi at a young age. What was Swami's age when he died?

6. Who inspired Narendra to visit Ramakrishna?
Ram Chandra Datta
William Hastie
Surendra Nath Mitra
Rabindranath Tagore

7. Where did Swami Vivekananda establish the first math (monastery) of the Ramakrishna Order?

8. Can you name the Sri Lankan Buddhist missionary who represented the Southern Buddhism in the Chicago Parliament of Religions?
Weligama Sri Sumangala
T. Maheswaran
Kandiah Neelakandan
Weligama Sri Sumangala

9. "Rousing Call to Hindu Nation" or" Swami Vivekananda's Rousing Call to Hindu Nation" is compilation of Swami Vivekananda's writings and speeches. Do you know who edited this work?
Romain Roland
Sister Nivedita
Eknath Ranade

10. During his travels in India, Vivekananda used to carry his two favourite books. One was Bhagavad Gita. Do you know which was the second book?
Holy Quran
Valmiki Ramayana
The Imitation of Christ
Abhijnana Sakuntalam

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 2

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 2

1.In 1899 Swami Vivekananda started a Bengali journal
Prabuddha Bharata
Vedanta Kesari

2.The magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial is at

3.Who inaugurated the Vivekananda Memorial in 1970?
Indira Gandhi
V.V Giri
Eknath Ranade
Guruji Golwalkar

4.The poem To the Awakened India was written by
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Swami Brahmananda
Swami Vivekananda
Sister Nivedita

5.Name the special train launched by Indian Railway to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and create awareness among the masses about his thoughts and philosophy
Vivek Express
Amritha Express
Vivekananda Express
Narendra Express

6.Swami Vivekananda s birthday is observed as
National Youth Day
Martyrs Day
Sadbahavana Divas
Pravasi Divas

7.At which place did Swami Vivekananda live the last years of his life?
Belur Math

8.Vivekananda "is the maker of modern India" who said this?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Rabindranath Tagore
C Rajagoplachari

9.Name Vivekananda was suggested by
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Rabindranath Tagore
Maharaja of Khetri
Sister Nivedita

10."The Master as I saw him" was written by?
Sister Nivedita
Swami Brahmananda
Swami Yogananda
Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 1

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 1
Swami Vivekananda was one of the most inspiring persona the world has ever seen. An Indian monk, the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and a true patriot. Swami Vivekananda said that his hope is in the youth of the country. Here is a quiz on Swami Vivekananda.

1. What was Swami Vivekananda s pre-monastic name?
Narendranath Dutta
Bhupendranath Dutta
Vishnunath Dutta
Mahendranath Dutta

2. What was the name Vivekananda's mother?
Sister Nivedita
Bhuvaneswari Devi
Swarnamayee Devi
Raghumani Basu

3. The Head Quarters of Ramakrishna Mission is at
Belur Math, Kolkata
Ramakrishna Math, Rajarhat
Ramakrishna Math, Narendrapur
Ramakrishna Math, Cossipore

4. Swami Vivekananda first met Sri Ramakrishna at Kali Temple at

5. What was the question Vivekananda asked to Sri Ramakrishna at their first meeting?
Do you believe in God?
Have you seen God?
Is there a God?
Do you think God exists?

6. Name the founder of Ramakrishna Mission
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Swami Brahmananda
Swami Yogananda
Swami Vivekananda

7. World s Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago in the year

8. Margaret Noble, a disciple of Swami Vivekananda is well known as
Sarada Devi
Sister Nivedita

9. Ekanathji Ranade founded Hindu spiritual organisation based on the principles preached by Swami Vivekananda. What is it?
Vivekanda Mission
Vivekananda Kendra
Vivekananda Educational Society
Swami Vivekananda Youth Association

10. In 1896 Swami Vivekananda started a monthly journal. Name it
Prabuddha Bharata
Vedanta Kesari

Learn more about Swami Vivekananda
Works of Swami Vivekananda Online

Thursday 7 January 2021

India Quiz 122: Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Quiz

India Quiz 122: Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Quiz (Personalities Quiz)

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Honour/Award) is an award constituted by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day), to honour exceptional and meritorious contribution in their chosen field/profession. Here is a quiz on the popular recipients of the Award.

1. This Indian-born Mexican scientist was the winner of the 2014 World Food Prize. A recipient of Padma Shri in 2001, he was hornoured with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2015.
Dr. Rajaram Sanjaya
Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi
Mahendra Nath Mehta
Nathu Ram Puri

2. A recipient of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2015, he is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft.
Shantanu Narayen
Dinesh Paliwal
Sanjay K Jha
Satya Nadella

3. A relative of Mahatma Gandhi, this personality is a recipient of Padma Bhushan in 2007 and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2014 for contributions in promotingties between Indian and South Africa
Supriya Gandhi
Leela Gandhi
Ela Gandhi
Sita Gandhi

4. He is an Indian telecom engineer, popularly known as the Father of India's Computer and IT Revolution. He founded National Innovation Council and has served as an advisor to the United Nations. Do you know this personality who received Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2005?
Shantanu Narayen
Ajay Banga
Sam Pitroda
Arun Sarin

5. This Indian novelist and poet is a recipient of Padma Shri in 2007 and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2005. He has received Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988 for his work "The Golden Gate". Who is he?
Amitav Ghosh
Vikram Seth
Kiran Nagarkar
Nissim Ezekiel

6. He is an American filmmaker born in Mahe who has been nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for the film Sixth Sense. Honoured with Padma Shri in 2008, he is also a recipient of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2005. Who are we talking about?
Manoj Night Shyamalan
Shyam Benegal
Neeraj Kumar
Anurag Kashyap

7. The UAE-based Indian billionaire businessman and owner of a hypermarket chain that employs the largest number of Indians outside India was ranked No. 1 in Top 100 Indian business owners in the Arab World 2018. Name the recipient of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2005
B R Shetty
Ravi Pillai
M A Yusuf Ali
Sunny Varkey

8. The first woman of Indian origin to go to space, this NASA Astronaut is regarded as a national hero. She was one of the recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2003. Do you know who she is?
Sunita Williams
Kalpana Chawla
Shawna Pandya
Tessy Thomas

9. He was formerly Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and contested for the post of Secretary-General in 2006 and was awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2004. Served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs, he has been serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha since 2009. Who is he?
Satish Nambiar
Ram Vilas Paswan
Shashi Tharoor
Indrajit Gupta

10. This Indian-American economist has been the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund since 2019. In 2019 she has been awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman. Who is she?
Devaki Jain
Jayati Ghosh
Sonal Varma
Gita Gopinath

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