Quiz: How Much You Know About Swami Vivekananda?

Questions : 12 | Total Attempts: 2068 | Recent Updated: 01-Oct-2023
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These are the aphorisms of Swami Vivekananda "Rise, wake up, and do not stop until the goal is achieved". Swami Vivekananda laid the foundation of Ramakrishna Math, Ramakrishna Mission, and Vedanta Society. He represented India and Hindutva at the World Religious Conference held in Chicago, the US in 1893. Due to the interpretation that he put before the world about Hinduism, he got a lot of attraction to this religion. He was born into an aristocratic Bengali family in Calcutta. Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality. He was greatly influenced by his Guru Ramakrishna Dev from whom he learned that God exists in all creatures; Therefore, the service of mankind can also serve the divine. After Ramakrishna's death, Vivekananda visited the Indian subcontinent extensively and acquired direct knowledge of the prevailing conditions in British India. The World Parliament of Religions later departed for the United States in 1893, representing India. So, take this quiz and learn more about Swami Vivekananda.

Questions Excerpt


1. Vivekananda is said to have foreseen his own death, saying that he would not reach what age?

A. 30 years old

B. 40 years old

C. 50 years old

D. 60 years old

2. Who described Swamiji to Romain Rolland (the French writer and mystic) with these words - 'He had a beautiful voice like a violoncello, grave without violent contrasts, but with deep vibrations that filled both hall and hearts'?

A. Josephine Macleod

B. Mother Teresa

C. Sister Nivedita

D. J.J.Goodwin

3. What was the special name given to Narendranath by his mother in his boyhood?

A. Viswanatha

B. Vireswar

C. Gadai

D. Tarak

4. Disgruntled at his father's spendthrift habits, Narendranath once asked him, 'What have you done for me?' What did his father say in reply?

A. Remain pure all your life

B. Go, look at yourself in the mirror

C. Be you always a man, my son

D. None of these

5. Who said, 'I'm indebted to my mother for the efflorescence of my knowledge'?

A. Guru Ramkrishna

B. Guru Granth Sahib

C. Swami Brahmananda

D. Swami Vivekananda

6. One evening Bileh (a nickname of Narendranath) ventured into a grove of banana trees to meditate expecting which god to appear there?

A. Hanuman

B. Kali

C. Rama

D. All of above

7. My boy, you have the eyes of a yogi.' Whose eyes are being described here?

A. Narendranath's son

B. Narendranath

C. Narendranath's nephew

D. None of these

8. Sri Ramakrishna once compared the two saints Keshav and Naren. He said that Keshav had one sign of greatness but Naren had how many?

A. 18 signs of greatness

B. 7 signs of greatness

C. Infinite signs of greatness

D. 1001 signs of greatness

9. When did Swami Vivekananda die?

A. 14 July 1902

B. 04 July 1902

C. 04 July 1912

D. 04 July 1922

10. Lord, I know you are that ancient sage, Nara, the Incarnation of Narayana, born on earth to remove the miseries of mankind.' - Who said this to whom?

A. Sri Ramakrishna to Narendranath

B. Sarada Devi to Narendranath

C. Savitri Devi to Narendranath

D. Sashi to Narendranath

11. Who said these words to Narendranath - 'O my Naren! I can do anything for you, even beg from door to door!'

A. Swami Ramakrishnananda

B. His mother

C. His wife

D. Sri Ramakrishna

12. How many days Swami Vivekananda meditated on the rock of Kanyakumari?

A. 5 days

B. 6 days

C. 3 days

D. 1 days

 

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