Friday, 23 October 2020

The Death Of Abhimanyu

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Lesson.7                                                The Death Of Abhimanyu

 

SHORT. (3 MARKS EACH)

Q. 1. Why did Karna decline to be the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army?

Ans. He declined the offer in favour of Guru Drona, because Guru Drona was older and more experienced than Karna.

Q.2. What request did Duryodhana make?

Ans. He requested Drona to plan to arrest Yudhishthira.

Q.3. What is Chakravyuh?

Ans. Army is arranged in the shape of a wheel; it includes different layers.

Q.4. What was Arjuna‟s vow?

Ans. His vow was to kill Jayadratha next day by sunset or die himself.

LONG. (5 MARKS EACH)

Q.1. Who was Abhimanyu? How did he pierce through the Chakravyuh? Who killed him and how?

Ans. Abhimanyu was Arjuna‟s son. With a great energy and powerful attack he entered the Chakravyuh. Kauravas surrounded him. He fought with them. Unarmed at last, he was killed by the Kaurava warriors- Drona, Karna, Duryodhana, Dushahsana and Jaydratha. They killed him cowardly.

Q.2. How did Arjuna avenged his son‟s death?

Ans. Arjuna seemed helpless. Krishna, with the help of his power, covered the sun with a thick mist. Kauravas got happy. But soon Krishna uncovered the sun. All became scared. Arjuna attacked Jaydratha and cut his head.

 

 

Q. Why did Karna decline to be the Commander-in-chief of the Kaurava army?

A. He declined the offer in favour of Drona because he was older and more experienced than Karna.

Q. What request did Duryodhana make?

A. Duryodhana requested Drona to plan the strategy to arrest Yudhisthira.

Q. What happened on the eleventh day of the war?

A. On the eleventh day of the war, Drona want to the battlefield, determined to capture Yudhisthira.

Q. Who came to the rescue of Yudhisthira when Drona tried to capture him?

A. Bhima come to the rescue of his elder brother Yudhisthira.

Q. What is a chakravyuh?

A. Arranging the army in the shape of a wheel is called chakravyuh.

Q. Who knew to pierce through chakravyuh?

A.  Only Arjuna, Krishna, Pradyumna and Abhimanyu knew how to pierce through chakravyuh.

Q. What was Arjuna’s vow?

A.  He took a vow to kill jayadratha next day by sunset or die himself.

Q. Who killed jayadratha and how?

A. Jayadratha was so surrounded and protected by the Kauravas  that it was very impossible for Arjuna to reach him. But Krishna played a trick with the help of his power, he covered the sun with a mist so thick that none could know when the sun had set that day. Therefore the fighting continued.