Question: Who was the last commander of the Kaurava army?
Correct Answer After Duryodhana had fallen in the mace fight against Bheema, Ashvathama came to him. Before dying, Duryodhana made Ashvathama his commander and made him promise that he would bring the five severed heads of the Pandavas to him.
Question: Jayadratha singlehandedly held back the Pandavas (except Arjuna) on the day of the Chakravyuha, leading to Abhimanyu's death. This was the result of a boon bestowed upon him by a God. Which God was this?
Correct Answer Jayadratha had been enslaved by the Pandavas as a punishment for trying to kidnap Draupadi. Enraged, Jayadratha had performed penances to please Lord Shiva who granted him the boon that he would be able to overpower all the Pandavas except Arjuna on one day in battle. Abhimanyu entered the Chakravyuha and the Pandavas tried to follow him but Jayadratha single handedly held them all back and Abhimanyu, unaided, was killed in the Chakravyuha.
Question: Which warrior lured Arjuna away while Drona formed his Chakravyuha to capture Yudhistira?
Correct Answer Susharma had promised Duryodhana that he would lure away Arjuna while Drona formed his Chakravyuha, a war formation that only Arjuna could shatter. Susharma was slain by Arjuna but all too late as Abhimanyu fell inside the Chakravyuha being attacked by seven warriors at a time in his attempt to get out.
Question: How many soldiers and warriors is Bhishma said to have killed each day of the war?
Correct Answer Before the war began, Bhishma promised Duryodhana that he would kill 10,000 soldiers and warriors on the Pandava side each day but would not kill any of the Pandavas. It was said that Bhishma was invincible till a bow was in his hand and arrows in his quiver.
Question: Which warrior shot the first arrow, thus beginning the war?
Correct Answer Sanjay was telling Dhritarashtra about all the events on the battlefield. Dhritarashtra particularly wanted to know who started the war by shooting the first arrow. It was Dushasana (and one of the better warriors like Arjuna or Bhishma).
Question: Whom did Duryodhana trick into joining his side before the war?
Correct Answer Shalya was the brother of Madri, the mother of Nakula and Sahadeva. He had set off from Madra (his kingdom) to aid the Pandavas, but Duryodhana slyly arranged for Shalya's rest and comfort all along the way. When Shalya arrived in Kurukshetra, Duryodhana told him about how he had served him. Shalya was shocked and was forced to grant Duryodhana something in return for his services - and Duryodhana asked Shalya to side with him in the war.