Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 1

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gaudiya philosophy properly.



Jnana or knowledge related to bhakti is also part of bhakti. In fact, hearing, which includes studying shastra, is the first limb of bhakti. Learning, followed by consolidating and then testing our knowledge in the form of a quiz is a fun and effective way to help us retain information.

This quiz is in multiple-choice questions format. (MCQs). If you see the response that you anticipated simply click on it. The quiz will immediately show which answers are correct or incorrect so we can learn as we go.

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As a whole, the Indian wisdom schools can be divided into two basic groups. What is this division based on?

2 / 10

What is the meaning of the word Veda?

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There are four Vedas, namely the Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva Veda. Each Veda is further divided into four parts which are called Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishad. Which of these four parts deal with the philosophy of the Vedas?

4 / 10

What is shastra?

5 / 10

What are the four puruṣārthas?

6 / 10

What does Ekādaśī mean?

7 / 10

The six orthodox schools of Indian philosophy are?

8 / 10

How many chapters and verses are there in the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam?

9 / 10

Which of the following statements is true about Bhakti?

10 / 10

Which of the following statements is true?

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10 thoughts on “Shastra Quiz 1”

  1. Hari Bol!
    Please accept my humble obeisances.

    I like doing this quiz and I hope you will make more of such quizes. Preferably in different grades as well and also on different shastra’s like Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other Gaudiya Vaisnava scriptures.

    I thank you for this service.

    Hare Krishna.

    1. Thank you for your feedback. Yes, we were planning to do this in two or three different grades, but it will take a little while to have a good pool of them.

  2. Pranams,
    Absolutely enjoyed doing the quiz.Good exercise for my aging brain, very therapeutic .

  3. About to click to start it. I am so excited. Before even starting it, I want to comment and say, “MORE PLEASE”

  4. this was fun and humbling. thank you. it would be really nice to be able to see the wrongs corrected at the end, in this way we will be able study them

    1. The right answer is always given at the bottom and in most cases, a link for further information is provided there as well.

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