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Question 1: Later she is reborn to King Drupada as Shikhandi (or Shikhandini) and causes Bhishma's fall, with the help of ________, in the battle of Kurukshetra.
Bhagavad GitaMahabharataDurvasaArjuna

Question 2: The Kannada novelist ________ wrote a novel in Kannada (now translated into most Indian languages and English) titled Parva, giving a new interpretation to the story of Mahabharata.
Girish KarnadBangaloreKarnatakaS. L. Bhyrappa

Question 3: The rivalry and enmity between them and the Pandava brothers, from their youth and into manhood, leads to the ________ war.

Question 4: [4] It is roughly ten times the length of the Iliad and Odyssey combined,[5] roughly five times longer than Dante's ________, and about four times the length of the Rāmāyaṇa.
Divine ComedyDante AlighieriInferno (Dante)Purgatorio

Question 5: In the Western world, a well-known presentation of the epic is Peter Brook's nine-hour play, which premiered in ________ in 1985, and its five-hour movie version The Mahabharata (1989).

Question 6: [40] In modern times, Swami Vivekananda, ________, Mahatma Gandhi and many others used the text to help inspire the Indian independence movement.
B. R. AmbedkarMohandas Karamchand GandhiBal Gangadhar TilakC. Rajagopalachari

Question 7: The epic is traditionally ascribed to ________, who is also a major character in the epic.

Question 8: Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to ________.

Question 9: The Shatapatha Brahmana gives an account of an ________ performed by Janamejaya Pārikshita.
HanumanHistorical Vedic religionHinduismAshvamedha

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  The central figure is Yudhishthira; the two to his left are Bhima and Arjuna. Nakula and Sahadeva, the twins, are to his right. Their wife, at far right, is Draupadi. Deogarh, Dasavatar temple.
  The snake sacrifice of Janamejaya
  Arjuna piercing the eye of the fish
  Krishna, Arjuna at Kurukshetra, 18-19th century painting.


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