#1. Which of the following is NOT experienced in the state of kaivalya?
Material desires cease.
The mind is stilled.
Samskaras are eroded.
The movement of the gunas ceases.
Inward perception of the purusha is achieved.
Absolute oneness with brahman is achieved.
#2. What are the five yamas or principles of restraint?
Seeing no evil, hearing no evil, speaking no evil, feeling no evil, smelling no evil.
Not harming, truthfulness, not stealing, celibacy, non-possessiveness.
Not working, not socialising, not exercising, not talking, not eating fruit.
Purity, contentment, austerity, recitation of the Veda, worship of the Lord.
#3. What does verse 1.2 of the Yoga Sutra ‘yogas cittra vritti nirodha’ mean?
Yoga is still the movement of the mind.
Yoga is the stilling of the movements of the mind.
Yoga is the movement of the still mind.
The mind is the stilling of yoga.
#4. Was Patanjali the founding father of yoga?
No. The people of the Indus Valley Civilisation were the founding fathers.
No. He drew on, and systematised material that was already there in the tradition.
Yes. He created the practice from his own experience.
Maybe. It’s too difficult to draw any conclusions.
#5. Which of the below is NOT included in the usual list of eight siddhis or mystical perfections of advanced yogi practitioners?
The ability to achieve mastery over the world.
The ability to perceive the self in its true spiritual identity.
The ability to become light and float through the air.
The ability to become heavy and immovable.
The ability to become minutely small.
The ability to bring others under one’s control.
The ability to acquire things from distant places.
The ability to become large in size.
#6. What is the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali mainly about?
#7. At what point in the practice of yoga do the results of karma or action cease?
#8. Which of the following is NOT one of the three pramanas or valid means of attaining knowledge ?
Pratyaksa – perception
Anumana – inference
Shabda – verbal from a trustworthy person
Dhyana – concentration
#9. According to Patanjali, what are the two essential prerequisites to yoga practice?
A deerskin and a waterpot.
Agility and fitness.
Abhyasa and Vairagya – regular practice and withdrawal from the world.
Japa and puja – recitation of sacred sound and worship of the deity.
#10. How many chapters are in the yoga sutra?
#11. Which of the following is NOT one of the five kleshas (afflictions) listed in the second chapter of the Yoga Sutra?
Abhiniveshah – fear of death
Avidya – ignorance
Dvesha – aversion
Asmita – egotism
Raga – hankering
Lobha – greed
#12. What is the correct sequence of the eight limbs of yoga?
yama – niyama – asana – pranayama – pratyahara – dhyana – dharana – samadhi
niyama – yama – pranayama – pratyahara – dharana – dhyana – samadhi
asana – yama – niyama – pranayama – pratyahara – dharana – dhyana – samadhi
yama – niyama – asana – pranayama –pratyahara – dharana – dhyana – samadhi
#13. What is viveka-jnana?
Most excellent one, an epithet for brahman.
Special, or unique quality.
Another term for samskara.
The discriminative insight that grants knowledge of the true self.
The metaphorical noose that binds the self to false identity.
#14. What does kaivalya mean?
#15. What are samskaras in the Yoga Sutra?
Endless cycles of birth, death, and rebirth.
A sequence of advanced yoga exercises.
Mystical powers acquired with advanced yoga practice.
Latent impressions left on the mind as a result of experience or action performed.
A type of Indian sweet.