Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 13

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gauḍīya 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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What is the meaning of the name “Vedavyāsa”?

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In the beginning, there was only one Veda. Which was that Veda, that Śrīla Vyāsa divided into four parts?

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Why was it necessary for Vyāsa to bring forth the Vedas again at the end of Dvāparayuga?

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After Śrīla Vyāsa compiled the four Vedas, how many verses remained from the original Yajur Veda?

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Did women study the Veda in ancient times?

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What are the similarities between Sāṅkhya and Buddhism?

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According to Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, what are the qualifications of a guru?

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Which of the following statements are true about japa?

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What is brāhmaṇa initiation?

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How detrimental is the regular association of non-devotees (in terms of family, and business associates)?

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2 thoughts on “Shastra Quiz 13”

  1. Hi,
    I can’t recall a reference confirming that Yajurveda is older than Rgveda. Could you, please, provide a reference?

    1. Dear Sergio ji,

      The Vedas appeared from the Supreme Lord at the dawn of creation, a fact confirmed in the Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad: “That Supreme Deity created Brahmā at the beginning of creation and delivered the Vedas to him” (yo brahmāṇaṁ vidadhāti pūrvaṁ yo vai vedāṁś ca prahiṇoti tasmai, ŚU 6.18).”

      They first manifested in this universe within the heart of Brahmā, the first created being: tene brahma hṛdā ya ādi-kavaye (SB 1.1.1); then they were handed down through disciplic succession.

      Radhe Radhe!

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