Quiz Time – Bhishma

Bhishmashtami is the day that the great warrior-devotee attained the feet of the Lord. Test your knowledge about him and his last moments.

1. Who was Bhishma’s mother?
A. Kunti
B. Gandhari
C. Ganga

2. Who was the father of Bhishma
A. Santanu
B. Vichitravirya
C. Dushyanta

3. What is another name of Bhishma?
A. Vichitraviryan
B. Devavrata
C. Chitrangada

4. What does the term ‘Bhishma’ mean?
A. Person who has terrible strength
B. Person who has terrible anger
C. Person who has taken a terrible vow

5. Bhishma was blessed with
A. Death only when he wished
B. Limitless wealth
C. Peaceful life

6. Name the Pandava who asked Dharma related questions to Bhisma on his deathbed
A. Arjuna
B. Yudhishtira
C. Bheema

7. What famous stotram of 1000 names did Bhishma offer to Lord Krishna from his deathbed?
A. Krishnashtakam
B. Vishnu Sahasranama
C. Lalitha Sahasranama

8. Whom did Bhishma want to meet during the last moments of his life?
A. Yudhishtira
B. Lord Krishna
C. Sage Veda Vyasa


Compiled by Ramya Srinivasan, Bay Area, CA                                                     



1-C, 2-A, 3-B, 4-C, 5-A, 6-B, 7-B, 8-B




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