Trivia Quiz On Mahatma Gandhi

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following was the first movement of Mahatma Gandhi in India?

    • A.

      Champaran Satyagraha

    • B.

      . Bardoli Satyagraha

    • C.

      Dandi March

    • D.

      Kheda Satyagraha

    Correct Answer
    A. Champaran Satyagraha
    Explanation
    The Champaran Satyagraha was the first movement led by Mahatma Gandhi in India. It took place in 1917 in the Champaran district of Bihar, where indigo farmers were being forced to grow indigo by British landlords. Gandhi organized protests and a nonviolent resistance campaign to support the farmers and their demands for better treatment and fairer land agreements. This movement marked the beginning of Gandhi's use of nonviolent civil disobedience as a tool for social and political change in India.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of the following books is the work of Gandhiji?

    • A.

      Light of India

    • B.

      Hind Swaraj

    • C.

      My Experiments with Truth

    • D.

      Both (b) & (c)

    Correct Answer
    D. Both (b) & (c)
    Explanation
    Both (b) & (c) are the works of Gandhiji. "Hind Swaraj" is a book written by Mahatma Gandhi in 1909. It discusses his views on Indian self-rule and the path to achieving it. "My Experiments with Truth" is an autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, where he reflects on his life, experiences, and his experiments with truth and non-violence. Therefore, both books are attributed to Gandhiji.

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  • 3. 

    Which book influenced Gandhiji greatly, which he read in England?

    • A.

      Be Vegetarian

    • B.

      Vegetables are good for health

    • C.

      Plea for Vegetarianism

    • D.

      Use of Vegetables

    Correct Answer
    C. Plea for Vegetarianism
    Explanation
    The book "Plea for Vegetarianism" influenced Gandhiji greatly, which he read in England. This book likely presented arguments and reasons for adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, which resonated with Gandhiji's beliefs and values. It may have played a significant role in shaping his views on vegetarianism and ultimately influencing his dietary choices and advocacy for vegetarianism throughout his life.

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  • 4. 

    Who said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow? Learn as if you were to live forever.” 

    • A.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • B.

      Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

    • C.

      Lal Bahadur Shastri

    • D.

      Sarojini Naidu

    Correct Answer
    A. Mahatma Gandhi
    Explanation
    The quote "Live as if you were to die tomorrow? Learn as if you were to live forever" is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. This quote emphasizes the importance of living each day to the fullest and continuously seeking knowledge and growth. It encourages individuals to embrace the present moment while also recognizing the value of lifelong learning. Gandhi's philosophy of living with intention and perpetual learning aligns with this quote, making him the most likely person to have said it.

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  • 5. 

    When is the International Day of Non-Violence celebrated?

    • A.

      14th August

    • B.

      16th May

    • C.

      8th October

    • D.

      2nd October

    Correct Answer
    D. 2nd October
    Explanation
    The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated on 2nd October. This date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and an advocate for non-violent resistance. Gandhi's philosophy and methods of non-violence continue to inspire people around the world in their pursuit of peace and justice.

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  • 6. 

    The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of ____________________.

    • A.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • B.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • C.

      Sarojini Naidu

    • D.

      Lal Bahadur Shastri

    Correct Answer
    B. Mahatma Gandhi
    Explanation
    The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, which is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and an advocate for non-violent resistance. He believed in peaceful methods to achieve social and political change and inspired many other leaders and movements around the world. Therefore, it is fitting to observe the International Day of Non-Violence on his birthday to honor his contributions and promote his principles of non-violence.

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  • 7. 

    What was the title given by MK Gandhi to his Gujarati translation of "Unto This Last"?

    • A.

      Manavta

    • B.

      Sadbhavna

    • C.

      Sarvodaya

    • D.

      Ahimsa

    Correct Answer
    C. Sarvodaya
    Explanation
    MK Gandhi gave the title "Sarvodaya" to his Gujarati translation of "Unto This Last". Sarvodaya means "the welfare of all" or "the upliftment of all". It reflects Gandhi's philosophy of social and economic equality, where everyone's well-being is prioritized. Gandhi believed in the principles of non-violence, truth, and self-sufficiency, and he saw Sarvodaya as a means to achieve a just and harmonious society.

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  • 8. 

    MK Gandhi was born in which place?

    • A.

      Porbandar

    • B.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Andhra Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Porbandar
    Explanation
    MK Gandhi was born in Porbandar.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following slogans is associated with the name of Gandhiji?

    • A.

      Do or Die

    • B.

      Tum mujhe khoon do main tumhe azaadi dunga

    • C.

      Swaraj is my birth-right

    • D.

      Jai Hind

    Correct Answer
    A. Do or Die
    Explanation
    The slogan "Do or Die" is associated with the name of Gandhiji. This phrase was used by Mahatma Gandhi during the Quit India Movement in 1942, urging people to fight for their freedom from British rule. It became a rallying cry for the Indian independence movement and symbolized the determination and resolve of the people in their struggle for independence.

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  • 10. 

    How many days did Mahatma Gandhi and his volunteers took to cover 24 mile journey from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi?

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      17

    Correct Answer
    A. 24
    Explanation
    Mahatma Gandhi and his volunteers took 24 days to cover the 24-mile journey from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi.

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  • 11. 

    Where is Sabarmati Ashram?

    • A.

      Rajkot

    • B.

      Ahmedabad

    • C.

      Pathankot

    • D.

      Baroda

    Correct Answer
    B. Ahmedabad
    Explanation
    Sabarmati Ashram is located in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad is a city in the state of Gujarat, India. The ashram was the residence of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement, from 1917 to 1930. It served as the center for the non-violent struggle for Indian independence and is now a museum and a place of pilgrimage.

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  • 12. 

    Which book did Mohandas Gandhi write?

    • A.

      India - The National

    • B.

      The Story of My Experiments with Truth

    • C.

      Two States

    • D.

      The Good Earth

    Correct Answer
    B. The Story of My Experiments with Truth
    Explanation
    Mohandas Gandhi wrote the book "The Story of My Experiments with Truth." This book is an autobiography in which Gandhi shares his experiences and experiments with truth, covering his early life, political activities, and spiritual journey. It is a significant work that provides insights into Gandhi's philosophy and his role in India's struggle for independence.

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  • 13. 

    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.

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1965

    • C.

      1971

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    C. 1971
    Explanation
    In 1971, Birla House in New Delhi, where Mahatma Gandhi frequently stayed and where he was assassinated, was transformed into a government-run Gandhi museum. This conversion allowed the historical site to be preserved and opened to the public as a tribute to Gandhi's life and teachings.

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  • 14. 

    Identify the leader who las 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.

    • A.

      Vallabhbhai Patel

    • B.

      Sarojini Naidu

    • C.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • D.

      Vinoba Bhave

    Correct Answer
    A. Vallabhbhai Patel
    Explanation
    Vallabhbhai Patel is the correct answer because he was the leader who last met Gandhiji for about an hour and left him just a few minutes before he was shot dead on January 30, 1948 while on his way to the prayer meeting.

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  • 15. 

    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

    • A.

      Bombay

    • B.

      Ahmedabad

    • C.

      Poona

    • D.

      Nasik

    Correct Answer
    C. Poona
    Explanation
    Gandhiji started the publication of the weekly paper, Harijan, in February 1933 to promote the anti-untouchability campaign. The first issue of Harijan was released on February 11, 1933, from Poona.

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