Conducted every day before the class (9.30 am to 10.00 am), on the individual chapter(s) covered in the previous day’s class. These exams are to ensure the student’s personal study immediately after the completion of a chapter. The exams are meant for a revision and meditation for the students and NOT for inducing a competitive spirit or passionate academic study within them.

Exam results

The ‘batch average’ of marks obtained by all the students is displayed everyday. It is the responsibility of every student to keep that number as high as possible. In other words, students should help and inspire each other in studying the scriptures and give up any competitive spirit.

CANTO 1 Closed book exam QUESTIONS

2014-2016 BVVP Batch

1.1: Questions by the Sages

  1. What are the 5 items with which SB is compared to by VCT & Why? (5)
  2. Write SB 1.1.1 verse and translation and explain the salient points of the purport. (15)
  3. Quote SB 1.1.3. how does SP explain the concept of rasa in the purport? (10)
  4. What are the qualifications of great sages as explained by SP in 1.1.4 (3)
  5. What are the qualifications of Suta Goswami / representatives of Vyasa dev (5)
  6. What are the qualities of Kali yuga people (3)
  7. What are the 6 questions asked by the sages (6)

We also conduct grand test after every SB Canto completion. Following are the sample questions of BVVP Batch 2013-15:

Canto 1 Grand Test

[Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha 2013-2015]

Section I: Write a brief overview of Canto 1 of Srimad Bhagavatam with connections between different chapters. (20) Section II: Answer all. Each 15 marks.

  1. Give the flow of the prayers offered by Kunti maharani. Quote at least 4 verses.
  2. Write an essay on the glorious character of Parikshit maharaj, based on Canto 1.

Section III: Answer any 5. Each 8 marks (Quote relevant verses)

  1. Write the 6 questions of the sages and their answers mentioned in the first Canto.
  2. How is ‘Srimad Bhagavatam’ glorified in Canto 1.
  3. Explain the glories of ‘Hearing’ as mentioned by the sages & Suta Goswami.
  4. Quote the atmarama verse and explain the meanings of the words in it, in detail.
  5. Explain how ‘a devotee never retaliates’ by quoting 1.18.48. tiraskrta…
  6. What lessons can we learn from the conversation between Narada muni and Vyasadeva.
  7. Summarize Arjuna’s remembrance of Lord Krishna after His disappearance.
  8. Explain the feelings of separation of devotees from the Lord as exhibited by various devotees in canto 1.
  9. Write a short note on the relationship between Pandavas and Lord Krishna.
  10. Write a short note on the glorious character of Bhishma deva.

Section IV: Write the verses and translations. Any 5. Each 2 marks.

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