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Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

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MCQs on Swami Vivekananda

Q. What was Swami Vivekananda’s birth name?

A. Ramakrishna

B. Narendra Nath Datta

C. Dayanand Saraswati

D. Aurobindo Ghosh

Answer: B. Narendra Nath Datta

Q. In which year was Swami Vivekananda born?

A. 1863

B. 1883

C. 1873

D. 1893

Answer: A. 1863

Q. Which city was Swami Vivekananda born in?

A. Delhi

B. Mumbai

C. Kolkata

D. Chennai

Answer: C. Kolkata

Q. Which saint was Swami Vivekananda a disciple of?

A. Sai Baba

B. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

C. Sri Aurobindo

D. Mahatma Gandhi

Answer: B. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Q. What significant event did Swami Vivekananda attend in 1893?

A. World Congress of Philosophy

B. Parliament of the World’s Religions

C. World Economic Forum

D. Indian National Congress

Answer: B. Parliament of the World’s Religions

Q. In which city did Swami Vivekananda deliver his famous speech in 1893?

A. New York

B. Chicago

C. Boston

D. Washington D.C.

Answer: B. Chicago

Q. Swami Vivekananda is credited with introducing which philosophy to the Western world?

A. Buddhism

B. Vedanta

C. Jainism

D. Sikhism

Answer: B. Vedanta

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s famous quote “Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached” is from which text?

A. The Vedas

B. The Upanishads

C. Bhagavad Gita

D. Rig Veda

Answer: B. The Upanishads

Q. Which organization did Swami Vivekananda found?

A. Brahmo Samaj

B. Arya Samaj

C. Ramakrishna Mission

D. Theosophical Society

Answer: C. Ramakrishna Mission

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s lecture on “The Secret of Work” is primarily based on which text?

 A. The Bible

 B. The Koran

 C. The Bhagavad Gita

 D. The Torah

 Answer: C. The Bhagavad Gita

Q. Which of the following is a book written by Swami Vivekananda?

 A. Raja Yoga

 B. My Experiments with Truth

 C. Discovery of India

 D. Gitanjali

 Answer: A. Raja Yoga

Q. What is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated as in India?

 A. National Youth Day

 B. Teacher’s Day

 C. National Unity Day

 D. Gandhi Jayanti

 Answer: A. National Youth Day

Q. Swami Vivekananda emphasized the concept of selfless service, also known as?

 A. Bhakti Yoga

 B. Karma Yoga

 C. Jnana Yoga

 D. Hatha Yoga

 Answer: B. Karma Yoga

Q. What is the name of the monastic order founded by Swami Vivekananda?

 A. Brahma Vidya Order

 B. Vedanta Society

 C. Ramakrishna Order

 D. Sannyasa Order

 Answer: C. Ramakrishna Order

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions began with the words?

 A. “Brothers and Sisters of America”

 B. “Ladies and Gentlemen”

 C. “Esteemed Colleagues”

 D. “Friends and Compatriots”

 Answer: A. “Brothers and Sisters of America”

Q. Which magazine did Swami Vivekananda start in 1895 in New York?

 A. Prabuddha Bharata

 B. East and West

 C. Vedanta Kesari

 D. The Brahmavadin

 Answer: A. Prabuddha Bharata

Q. Swami Vivekananda was influenced by which ancient Indian scripture?

 A. Ramayana

 B. Mahabharata

 C. Upanishads

 D. Arthashastra

 Answer: C. Upanishads

Q. In which year did Swami Vivekananda pass away?

 A. 1900

 B. 1902

 C. 1905

 D. 1908

 Answer: B. 1902

Q. What is the name of the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission?

 A. Belur Math

 B. Shantiniketan

 C. Amritsar Ashram

 D. Dakshineswar Temple

 Answer: A. Belur Math

Q. Swami Vivekananda advocated which type of education?

 A. Technical education

 B. Character-building education

 C. Artistic education

 D. Professional education

 Answer: B. Character-building education

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s vision included the upliftment of which group of people?

 A. Women

 B. Dalits

 C. Farmers

 D. All of the above

 Answer: D. All of the above

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings emphasized harmony among which religions?

 A. Hinduism and Buddhism

 B. Christianity and Islam

 C. All religions

 D. Hinduism and Jainism

 Answer: C. All religions

Q. In which Indian city is the Vivekananda Rock Memorial located?

 A. Mumbai

 B. Chennai

 C. Kanyakumari

 D. Kolkata

 Answer: C. Kanyakumari

Q. Which philosophy did Swami Vivekananda promote in his teachings?

 A. Dualism

 B. Non-dualism (Advaita)

 C. Skepticism

 D. Nihilism

 Answer: B. Non-dualism (Advaita)

Q. Which festival is closely associated with Swami Vivekananda?

 A. Diwali

 B. Durga Puja

 C. Ram Navami

 D. Vivekananda Jayanti

 Answer: D. Vivekananda Jayanti

Q. Which university was Swami Vivekananda associated with as a student?

 A. Presidency University, Kolkata

 B. University of Mumbai

 C. University of Delhi

 D. University of Madras

 Answer: A. Presidency University, Kolkata

Q. What was Swami Vivekananda’s view on the role of youth in nation-building?

 A. He believed youth should focus on their own success.

 B. He considered youth as the foundation for the country’s progress.

 C. He thought youth should avoid politics.

 D. He suggested youth should migrate abroad.

 Answer: B. He considered youth as the foundation for the country’s progress.

Q. What is the title of Swami Vivekananda’s work on Raja Yoga?

 A. Yoga Sutras

 B. Raja Yoga

 C. Ashtanga Yoga

 D. Hatha Yoga Pradipika

 Answer: B. Raja Yoga

Q. Swami Vivekananda emphasized the importance of which quality for personal development?

 A. Fearlessness

 B. Wealth

 C. Ambition

 D. Materialism

 Answer: A. Fearlessness

Q. Swami Vivekananda is known for his contribution to which field?

 A. Science

 B. Religion and spirituality

 C. Politics

 D. Medicine

 Answer: B. Religion and spirituality

Q. Which Western philosopher had a significant influence on Swami Vivekananda?

 A. Aristotle

 B. Immanuel Kant

 C. Friedrich Nietzsche

 D. John Stuart Mill

 Answer: C. Friedrich Nietzsche

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings are often associated with which concept in Hindu philosophy?

 A. Karma

 B. Dharma

 C. Moksha

 D. Maya

 Answer: B. Dharma

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings strongly emphasized which principle?

 A. Materialism

 B. Secularism

 C. Spiritual Unity

 D. Economic Growth

 Answer: C. Spiritual Unity

Q. Which American city did Swami Vivekananda first visit?

 A. Chicago

 B. New York

 C. Los Angeles

 D. Boston

 Answer: B. New York

Q. What did Swami Vivekananda believe was essential for India’s awakening?

 A. Westernization

 B. Spiritual Renaissance

 C. Political Revolution

 D. Economic Liberalization

 Answer: B. Spiritual Renaissance

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings emphasize the importance of which type of work?

 A. Intellectual work

 B. Physical labor

 C. Selfless work

 D. Commercial work

 Answer: C. Selfless work

Q. Which of the following is a key message of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings?

 A. The pursuit of wealth

 B. The importance of individualism

 C. The unity of all religions

 D. The dominance of a single religion

 Answer: C. The unity of all religions

Q. Swami Vivekananda traveled extensively to spread the message of?

 A. Indian independence

 B. Global peace

 C. Universal brotherhood

 D. Technological advancement

 Answer: C. Universal brotherhood

Q. Swami Vivekananda believed in the potential of which group for social change?

 A. Politicians

 B. Educators

 C. Entrepreneurs

 D. Youth

 Answer: D. Youth

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s work in the West aimed to bridge the gap between?

 A. Rich and poor

 B. Science and religion

 C. East and West

 D. Men and women

 Answer: C. East and West

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy primarily focused on which aspect of life?

 A. Material success

 B. Physical strength

 C. Spiritual development

 D. Political power

 Answer: C. Spiritual development

Q. Which of the following was a major theme in Swami Vivekananda’s teachings?

 A. Material wealth

 B. Physical fitness

 C. Social service

 D. Political power

 Answer: C. Social service

Q. Which of the following best describes Swami Vivekananda’s vision for India?

 A. Economic superpower

 B. Military power

 C. Spiritual leader

 D. Political leader

 Answer: C. Spiritual leader

Q. Swami Vivekananda was a key figure in which Indian religious movement?

 A. Bhakti Movement

 B. Sufi Movement

 C. Hindu Renaissance

 D. Sikh Movement

 Answer: C. Hindu Renaissance

Q. Which of the following is associated with Swami Vivekananda’s teachings?

 A. Religious tolerance

 B. Economic prosperity

 C. Political revolution

 D. Military power

 Answer: A. Religious tolerance

Q. What did Swami Vivekananda emphasize as necessary for true education?

 A. Accumulation of wealth

 B. Learning from books alone

 C. Holistic development

 D. Focus on technical skills

 Answer: C. Holistic development

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s work primarily aimed to promote which values?

 A. Competition and conflict

 B. Harmony and unity

 C. Individualism and self-reliance

 D. Nationalism and patriotism

 Answer: B. Harmony and unity

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings stressed the importance of which type of knowledge?

 A. Theoretical knowledge

 B. Practical knowledge

 C. Self-knowledge

 D. Technical knowledge

 Answer: C. Self-knowledge

Q. Which of the following was a central focus of Swami Vivekananda’s message?

 A. Accumulation of wealth

 B. Development of the self

 C. Attainment of power

 D. Pursuit of fame

 Answer: B. Development of the self

Q. What did Swami Vivekananda consider the greatest service to mankind?

 A. Economic aid

 B. Political support

 C. Spiritual guidance

 D. Military assistance

 Answer: C. Spiritual guidance

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings emphasized the importance of which virtue?

 A. Honesty

 B. Courage

 C. Compassion

 D. Intelligence

 Answer: C. Compassion

Q. Swami Vivekananda believed that the future of India depended on?

 A. Economic development

 B. Spiritual awakening

 C. Political stability

 D. Technological advancement

 Answer: B. Spiritual awakening

Q. What did Swami Vivekananda view as a major obstacle to India’s progress?

 A. Lack of education

 B. Political instability

 C. Social divisions

 D. Economic backwardness

 Answer: C. Social divisions

Q. According to Swami Vivekananda, the best way to serve God is to?

 A. Worship in temples

 B. Serve humanity

 C. Accumulate wealth

 D. Engage in rituals

 Answer: B. Serve humanity

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s lectures were primarily aimed at spreading awareness about?

 A. Indian independence

 B. Scientific advancements

 C. Indian spirituality

 D. Economic policies

 Answer: C. Indian spirituality

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s message to the youth focused on?

 A. Wealth accumulation

 B. Spiritual strength

 C. Political activism

 D. Technical education

 Answer: B. Spiritual strength

Q. Which of the following did Swami Vivekananda advocate for social progress?

 A. Industrialization

 B. Political reform

 C. Education and self-discipline

 D. Economic policies

 Answer: C. Education and self-discipline

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings advocate the unity of which?

 A. Castes

 B. Religions

 C. Economies

 D. Political ideologies

 Answer: B. Religions

Q. Swami Vivekananda is often associated with the revival of which tradition in India?

 A. Buddhist tradition

 B. Jain tradition

 C. Hindu tradition

 D. Sikh tradition

 Answer: C. Hindu tradition

Q. What is the essence of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings?

 A. Material success

 B. Spiritual growth

 C. Political power

 D. Scientific knowledge

 Answer: B. Spiritual growth

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings highlight the importance of which element in life?

 A. Wealth

 B. Power

 C. Simplicity

 D. Complexity

 Answer: C. Simplicity

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s views on religion emphasized?

 A. Rituals

 B. Dogma

 C. Universalism

 D. Sectarianism

 Answer: C. Universalism

Q. According to Swami Vivekananda, which quality is crucial for achieving success?

 A. Physical strength

 B. Mental focus

 C. Wealth

 D. Political connections

 Answer: B. Mental focus

Q. What did Swami Vivekananda regard as the most important for nation-building?

 A. Industrialization

 B. Education

 C. Political reforms

 D. Military power

 Answer: B. Education

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s vision included the development of which sector in India?

 A. Agriculture

 B. Industry

 C. Education

 D. Commerce

 Answer: C. Education

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings were influenced by which ancient Indian text?

 A. Mahabharata

 B. Bhagavad Gita

 C. Ramayana

 D. Arthashastra

 Answer: B. Bhagavad Gita

Q. Which of the following best describes Swami Vivekananda’s approach to life?

 A. Materialistic

 B. Hedonistic

 C. Spiritual

 D. Political

 Answer: C. Spiritual

Q. Swami Vivekananda emphasized the importance of which type of service?

 A. Commercial service

 B. Political service

 C. Selfless service

 D. Military service

 Answer: C. Selfless service

Q. Which concept did Swami Vivekananda highlight as vital for personal growth?

 A. Wealth accumulation

 B. Physical strength

 C. Spiritual discipline

 D. Political power

 Answer: C. Spiritual discipline

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy is closely aligned with which school of Hindu thought?

 A. Mimamsa

 B. Nyaya

 C. Vedanta

 D. Vaisheshika

 Answer: C. Vedanta

Q. What was the focus of Swami Vivekananda’s mission?

 A. Political reforms

 B. Religious teachings

 C. Social service

 D. Economic policies

 Answer: C. Social service

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings advocate for the integration of which aspects of life?

 A. Material and spiritual

 B. Political and economic

 C. Religious and secular

 D. Academic and professional

 Answer: A. Material and spiritual

Q. Which of the following did Swami Vivekananda believe was essential for self-realization?

 A. Wealth

 B. Knowledge

 C. Power

 D. Fame

 Answer: B. Knowledge

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s emphasis on education focused on which type of development?

 A. Economic development

 B. Physical development

 C. Holistic development

 D. Political development

 Answer: C. Holistic development

Q. What was Swami Vivekananda’s perspective on the role of women in society?

 A. Subordination to men

 B. Equal partnership in development

 C. Focus on household duties

 D. Political leadership

 Answer: B. Equal partnership in development

Q. Which quality did Swami Vivekananda consider important for the youth?

 A. Fearlessness

 B. Wealth accumulation

 C. Political activism

 D. Ritualistic practices

 Answer: A. Fearlessness

Q. What did Swami Vivekananda regard as the foundation of a strong society?

 A. Military power

 B. Economic wealth

 C. Moral values

 D. Political stability

 Answer: C. Moral values

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings place a high value on which form of yoga?

 A. Bhakti Yoga

 B. Karma Yoga

 C. Jnana Yoga

 D. Hatha Yoga

 Answer: B. Karma Yoga

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s message to the world focused on the principles of?

 A. Materialism

 B. Individualism

 C. Universal brotherhood

 D. Nationalism

 Answer: C. Universal brotherhood

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings advocate for the development of which qualities?

 A. Intellectual and physical

 B. Material and spiritual

 C. Political and economic

 D. Technical and vocational

 Answer: B. Material and spiritual

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy emphasizes the importance of which type of life?

 A. Ascetic

 B. Balanced

 C. Materialistic

 D. Hedonistic

 Answer: B. Balanced

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings stress the unity of which aspects of existence?

 A. Material and immaterial

 B. Rich and poor

 C. Youth and elderly

 D. Educated and uneducated

 Answer: A. Material and immaterial

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s views on education focus on which aspect?

 A. Intellectual development

 B. Moral and ethical values

 C. Wealth accumulation

 D. Political awareness

 Answer: B. Moral and ethical values

Q. Swami Vivekananda considered which element as essential for a successful life?

 A. Wealth

 B. Knowledge

 C. Power

 D. Influence

 Answer: B. Knowledge

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings advocate which type of leadership?

 A. Authoritarian

 B. Spiritual

 C. Military

 D. Economic

 Answer: B. Spiritual

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s work aimed to promote which kind of development in India?

 A. Economic development

 B. Technological advancement

 C. Spiritual and moral development

 D. Political reforms

 Answer: C. Spiritual and moral development

Q. Which of the following did Swami Vivekananda consider as a key to social progress?

 A. Wealth accumulation

 B. Moral integrity

 C. Political power

 D. Economic stability

 Answer: B. Moral integrity

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings encourage the pursuit of which kind of knowledge?

 A. Superficial

 B. Scientific

 C. Spiritual and self-knowledge

 D. Technical

 Answer: C. Spiritual and self-knowledge

Q. Swami Vivekananda believed in the power of which quality for personal transformation?

 A. Wealth

 B. Self-discipline

 C. Political influence

 D. Physical strength

 Answer: B. Self-discipline

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy includes the idea of which type of yoga?

 A. Hatha Yoga

 B. Raja Yoga

 C. Kundalini Yoga

 D. Bikram Yoga

 Answer: B. Raja Yoga

Q. Swami Vivekananda viewed which group as vital for India’s future?

 A. Elderly

 B. Politicians

 C. Youth

 D. Businessmen

 Answer: C. Youth

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings emphasize the need for which kind of reform?

 A. Economic

 B. Political

 C. Social and spiritual

 D. Military

 Answer: C. Social and spiritual

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s approach to spirituality emphasizes?

 A. Rituals

 B. Dogma

 C. Practicality and everyday life

 D. Wealth

 Answer: C. Practicality and everyday life

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy promotes which form of worship?

 A. Temple rituals

 B. Idol worship

 C. Selfless service to humanity

 D. Pilgrimage

 Answer: C. Selfless service to humanity

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings advocate for the harmony of which religions?

 A. Hinduism and Islam

 B. Christianity and Buddhism

 C. All religions

 D. Hinduism and Jainism

 Answer: C. All religions

Q. What was Swami Vivekananda’s view on the role of spirituality in life?

 A. Optional

 B. Central

 C. Secondary

 D. Peripheral

 Answer: B. Central

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s message included the importance of which values for social harmony?

 A. Economic

 B. Political

 C. Moral and ethical

 D. Scientific

 Answer: C. Moral and ethical

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s teachings suggest that true knowledge involves understanding?

 A. External world

 B. Self and inner world

 C. Political systems

 D. Economic theories

 Answer: B. Self and inner world

Q. Swami Vivekananda is known for his role in spreading which philosophy in the West?

 A. Confucianism

 B. Vedanta

 C. Shinto

 D. Taoism

 Answer: B. Vedanta

Q. Swami Vivekananda’s life and work are celebrated for promoting which ideals?

 A. Wealth and power

 B. Spiritual enlightenment and social service

 C. Political activism and economic growth

 D. Military strength and dominance

 Answer: B. Spiritual enlightenment and social service

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