QUIZ ON GANDHI
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Q.1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on
Q.2. At which place was Gandhiji born?
Q.3. What was Gandhiji's age when he got married to
Q.4. Gandhiji confessed his guilt of stealing for the
purpose of smoking in a letter, promising never to steal in future and asking for adequate punishment. To whom was this letter addressed?
Q.5. About how old was Gandhiji when he reached London
to become a barrister?
Q.6. To become a barrister in England, one had to join
one of the Inns of Courst. After obtaining admission, Gandhiji joined the Inner
Q.7. Devdas was Gandhiji's
Q.8. Gandhiji, the votary of nonviolence was shot dead
on January 30, 1948 at Birla House, New Delhi, shortly after 5 p.m. while going to the prayer meeting. Which was that fateful day of the week?
Q.9. In which South African unit had most of the India
emigrants taken up abode?
Q.10. While holding a first-class ticket Gandhiji was
ordered by a railway official to shift to the van compartment. On his refusal to comply with the unjust order, a constable was called to push him out
with bag and baggage. Identify the railway station where this incident took place.
Q.11. At which place was Gandhiji arrested for the
first time by the British Government for sedition?
On which day of March 1930 Gandhiji started with a band of chosen volunteers on his famous Dandi March to break the law by manufacturing illegally,
but openly, salt from the sea?
Q.13. When was the Gandhi - Irwin Pact signed?
Q.14. Subhash Chandra Bose was elected President of the
Congress in 1938 with Gandhiji's goodwill. He wanted a second term, but Gandhiji did not approve of it. Despite the disapproval, Bose fought the
election and won it, defeating the official candidate by over 200 votes. Gandhiji took it as a personal defeat. Identify the candidate.
Q.15. On being arrested for his "Quit India"
programme, where was Gandhiji detained?
Q.16. Lord Mountbatten arrived in India on 22nd
March 1947 as the new Viceroy in the place of Lord Wavell to finalise the process of the transfer of power. His first act was to invite Gandhiji to
meet him in that connection. When did Gandhiji meet him for the first time?
Q.17. The book "Unto This Last" greatly captivated and transformed Gandhiji. So much so that he translated it into Gujarati. Who was its author?
Q.18. Which of the following, according to
Gandhiji, is an essential principle of satyagraha?
Q.20. Which one of the following books is the work of
Q.21. Identify the year in which Birla House, New
Delhi, where Gandhiji very often used to stay and where he was shot dead, was turned into a government - run Gandhi museum.
Q.22. Identify the leader who last met Gandhiji
for about an hour and left him just few minutes before he was shot dead on January 30, 1948 while on his way to the prayer meeting.
Q.23. In February 1933 Gandhiji started the publication of a weekly paper, Harijan, to promote the anti -
untouchability campaign. Its first issue was out on February 11, 1933 from
Q.24. When on August 15, 1947 the transfer of power
took place, the Congress President issued a message to the nation and saluted Mahatma Gandhi as "the maker of freedom achieved in a unique way." He
said "never before was so great an event consummated with such little bloodshed and violence." Who was the Congress President?
Q.25. What did Gandhiji mean by "Swaraj"?
Q.26. When did Gandhiji take the vow of brahmacharya or
celibacy of life?
Q.27. When did Gandhiji get his head
shaved, discard his clothes and settle for a loin cloth?
Q.28. Who worked a Private Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi?
Q.30. To put the ideas of 'Unto This Last' into practice, Gandhiji founded the Phoenix Settlement near Durban which
came into being in the middle of the year ________________.
Q.31. Who described Gandhi's march to Dandi in the following words? "Like the historic march of Ramchandra to Lanka,
the march of Gandhi will be memorable"
Q.32. The historic August session of the All-India
Congress Committee, at which the Quit India Resolution was passed, was held at Gowali Park in __________________.
Q. 33. Gandhiji accorded very high priority to
communal harmony in his programme of actions. At which place did he undertake his last fast for it on January 13, 1948?
Q.34. After the attainment of political
independence in 1947, Gandhiji felt that the Congress, as a propaganda vehicle and a parliamentary machine, had outlived its usefulness. So to keep
the Congress away from unhealthy competition with political parties and communal bodies, Gandhiji towards the end of January 1948 sketched a draft
constitution for the Congress to transform itself into ______________.
Q.35. Which of the following did Gandhiji describes as
his two lungs?
Q.36. The differences with Gandhiji led Subhas Chandra
Bose to resign the Presidentship of the India National Congress in 1939. Leaving the Congress he formed a new party called __________________.
the Viceroy who wrote home these words after his first meeting with Gandhiji: "Mr Gandhi's religious and moral views are, I believe, admirable, but I
confess that I find it difficult to understand the practice of them in politics."
What was the profession of Gandhiji's father?
How many children did Putlibai have?
What was the name of Gandhi's domestic help?
Q. 41. What was the name of Gandhiji's
Q. 42. Who inspired Gandhi with ' Ram
Nam' in his childhood?
What was Gandhiji's nickname in childhood?
44. Which spelling did Gandhiji
spell wrong as a child when the school inspector gave dictation to the class?
45. Where did Gandhiji receive his primary
Which mythological character impressed Gandhiji for life when he saw a play on his life?
Who asked Gandhiji to eat meat in order to become strong?
In which year did Gandhiji pass his matriculation in England ?
What were the vows taken up by Gandhiji before he left for England?
51. Which institution did Gandhiji join as a member during his stay in England?
Which book influenced Gandhiji greatly, which he read in England?
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