This is a small astrology test for you. You can call it a quiz if you please. Believe me at the end of it you are in for a rude shock, when you learn how ignorant you are. Because, just about 50 years ago the following basics were taught compulsorily to the children of class 1 in the schools of Andhra Pradesh. The student who could not remember these was not considered fit to pass class one. For every mistake, the student used to get a whack with the teachers cane!!
All questions and their answers are as per Indian astrology – not western or Chinese.
1. What are the names of the 12 zodiac signs? (Don’t say Goat, Cancer or Lion. Indian names please.)
2. In to how many degrees is each sign divided?
3. What are the names of the 9 main Grahas or planets? (Again Indian names please.)
4. Which of them is the slowest moving planet and which is the fastest moving planet?
5. What are the names of the 27 Nakshatras or star constaletions?
6. How is your Rasi determined?
7. How is your Janma Nakshatra or birth star determined?
8. In to how many Padas is a Nakshatra divided?
9. How many years are there in the Vedic zodiac cycle?
10. What are the 15 Tithis or lunar phases called?
11. What is Dasha and what is Gochara?
12. What are the names of the 12 months according to Indian astrology?