Trivia Facts Quiz: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi!

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Trivia Facts Quiz: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi!

This is a trivia Facts Quiz aimed at Remembering Mahatma Gandhi! Many people do not know that Gandhi was born as Mohandas Gandhi. He mainly wanted a free India based on religious tolerance and acceptance of all faiths, but he ended up being killed by an extremist who did not approve of him fighting for Muslim rights in India. Take the quiz and remember his life and achievements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was Gandhi's childhood nickname?
    • A. 

      Mohan

    • B. 

      Manu or Moniya

    • C. 

      Munna

  • 2. 
    In his teens Gandhi had a friend who often told him if he ate meat, he would grow stronger. Gandhi also picked up smoking from him for a while. Later Gandhi wrote a letter to his father and apologized. Who was this friend?
    • A. 

      Ali Zafaria

    • B. 

      Shiekh Mehtab

    • C. 

      Kushal Bhai Patel

  • 3. 
    To represent which company's case did Gandhi go to Durban, South Africa in 1893?
    • A. 

      Oscars, Wilder and Stones Co.

    • B. 

      Bombay Oil Company

    • C. 

      Dada, Abdulla & Co.

  • 4. 
    At which railway station was Gandhi thrown out of the train on his way to Pretoria?
    • A. 

      Durban

    • B. 

      Pieter Maritzburg

    • C. 

      Natal

  • 5. 
    After winning the law suit he was representing in South Africa, Gandhi decided to return to India. But some one placed a copy of a journal in his luggage at his farewell party. Reading it, Gandhi dropped the idea and stayed back to work for the Indian community in South Africa. Name the journal.
    • A. 

      The Indian Star

    • B. 

      Natal Mercury

    • C. 

      The Natal & Durban Times

  • 6. 
    On Gandhi's suggestion, which organization was formed in 1894 by the Indian community in South Africa?
    • A. 

      Transvaal British Indian Association

    • B. 

      Natal Indian Congress

    • C. 

      Hindu Association

  • 7. 
    In 1910, Hermann Kallenbach, a white farmer donated his farm near Johannesburg to Gandhi where he established an 'ashram'. What was the name of this 'ashram'?
    • A. 

      Phoenix Settlement

    • B. 

      Tolstoy Farm

    • C. 

      Indian Commune & Association

  • 8. 
    Who advised Gandhi to be on a 'probation' period of one year and travel throughout India before leading India's political movement?
    • A. 

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • B. 

      Gopal Krishna Gokhle

    • C. 

      Sir Pherozeshah Mehta

  • 9. 
    When did Gandhi take the vow of 'brahmacharya' or celibacy for life?
    • A. 

      1899

    • B. 

      1906

    • C. 

      1921

  • 10. 
    In 1915, Gandhi was awarded a medal which he returned to the Government in 1920 as a gesture of non cooperation towards the British Government. Name the medal.
    • A. 

      King George Cross

    • B. 

      Viceroy's Medal

    • C. 

      Kaiser-i-Hind

  • 11. 
    In May 1916, Gandhi was invited to speak at laying of the foundation stone of which university?
    • A. 

      Banaras Hindu University

    • B. 

      Jamia Milia Islamia

    • C. 

      Calicut University

  • 12. 
    The book "Unto This Last" greatly captivated and transformed Gandhi. He later translated it into Gujarati. Who was its author?
    • A. 

      John Ruskin

    • B. 

      Ruskin Short

    • C. 

      Lev Tolstoy

  • 13. 
    Gandhi's autobiography "The Story of My Experiments with Truth" was originally written in Gujarati. Who translated it into English?
    • A. 

      Mahadev Desai

    • B. 

      M K Patel

    • C. 

      Shankar Lal Shah

  • 14. 
    How old was Gandhi when he was shot dead by Nathu Ram Godse on Januray 30, 1948?
    • A. 

      78 years

    • B. 

      81 years

    • C. 

      75 years

  • 15. 
    Soon after Independence the Congress president saluted Gandhi as "The maker of freedom achieved in a unique way" and "never before was so great an event consummated with such little bloodshed and violence." Who was this Congress president?
    • A. 

      Madan Mohan Malviya

    • B. 

      J B Kriplani

    • C. 

      Acharaya Narendra Dev

  • 16. 
    Following his differences with Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose resigned from the presidentship of the India National Congress to formed a new party in 1939. Identify the party ?
    • A. 

      Forward Bloc

    • B. 

      Indian Socialist Front

    • C. 

      Indian Workers & Peasants Union

  • 17. 
    Who commented "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."
    • A. 

      Lord Reading

    • B. 

      Sir Stafford Cripps

    • C. 

      Sir John Simon

  • 18. 
    After Independence in 1947, Gandhi felt the Congress had outlived its usefulness. To keep it away from unhealthy competition with political parties and communal bodies, Gandhi sketched a draft constitution for the Congress to transform it into a social organization. What was it called?
    • A. 

      Bharat Vikas Sanghatan

    • B. 

      Lok Sevak Sangh

    • C. 

      Lok Vikas Sangh