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Question 1: A condensed Srimad Bhāgavatam in Sanskrit, the Narayaneeyam, was composed by Melpathur Bhattathiri of ________ in 1586.
KeralaMalayaliThiruvananthapuramKochi, India

Question 2: As Sūta explains, Veda Vyasa was feeling unsatisfied, even after he made divine knowledge available to humans by writing the Vedas and the ________.
Bhagavad GitaKrishnaKurukshetra WarMahabharata

Question 3: A long history of dynasties is described—Panchala, Magadha, Kuru, Anu, Druhyus, Turvasu, and others—leading up to the Yadu dynasty and the birth of ________ to his parents Vasudeva and Devaki.
VyasaBhagavad GitaBalaramaKrishna

Question 4: [4] It is also the source for many of the popular stories of Krishna's childhood told for centuries in the ________.
AfricaIndian subcontinentAsiaSouth Asia

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  An illustration of an episode from the Bhāgavata (IV.17), in which Vishnu avatar Prithu chases the earth goddess Prithvi in the form of a cow, to end a famine in his kingdom.[13]
  Krishna and the gopis, from a Bhagavata Purana manuscript c. 1760.

Question 6: The future rulers of ________ are predicted, along with the evils of Kali Yuga and the future destruction of the world (pralaya).
MagadhaIndian nationalismIndo-Aryan migrationIndia

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  The lion-man incarnation of Vishnu, Narasimha kills demon Hiranyakaśipu
  The ten avatars of Vishnu, (Clockwise, from top left) Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Vamana, Krishna, Kalki, Buddha, Parshurama, Rama and Narasimha, (in centre) Krishna
  Vishnu blesses Dhruva - A painting by Raja Ravi Varma

Question 8: Other works are the Suvodhini by ________ and Bhakti-ratnavali by Visnupuri.
Vallabha AcharyaShuddhadvaitaChaitanya MahaprabhuAdi Shankara

Question 9: A Telugu version was rendered by the poet ________ in the fifteenth century.
Telugu languageAndhra PradeshBhagavata PuranaPothana

Question 10: This is regarded as the origins of the classical dance style of Kathak, and has influenced other forms including Odissi, Manipuri and ________.
BharatanatyamIndian classical danceKathakaliCarnatic music


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