Trivia Facts Quiz: Remembering Mahatma Gandhi!

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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

    Correct Answer
    B. Manu or Moniya
    Explanation
    Gandhi's childhood nickname was Manu or Moniya. This nickname was given to him by his family and close friends during his early years. It was a term of endearment and was commonly used to refer to him.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Shiekh Mehtab
    Explanation
    Gandhi's friend who often told him to eat meat and who influenced him to smoke for a while was Shiekh Mehtab. Gandhi later realized the negative effects of these habits and wrote a letter of apology to his father.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Dada, Abdulla & Co.
    Explanation
    In 1893, Gandhi went to Durban, South Africa to represent Dada, Abdulla & Co. This indicates that Gandhi was involved in a legal case related to this company.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Durban

    • B.

      Pieter Maritzburg

    • C.

      Natal

    Correct Answer
    B. Pieter Maritzburg
    Explanation
    Gandhi was thrown out of the train on his way to Pretoria at Pieter Maritzburg railway station.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Natal Mercury
    Explanation
    The journal that was placed in Gandhi's luggage at his farewell party was the Natal Mercury. Reading this journal changed Gandhi's decision to return to India and instead motivated him to stay in South Africa and continue working for the Indian community.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Natal Indian Congress
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Natal Indian Congress. This organization was formed in 1894 by the Indian community in South Africa, following the suggestion of Mahatma Gandhi. It aimed to address the issues faced by the Indian community, such as discrimination and segregation, and to fight for their rights. The Natal Indian Congress played a significant role in advocating for the rights of Indians in South Africa and laying the foundation for the Indian independence movement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Tolstoy Farm
    Explanation
    Gandhi established an 'ashram' on a farm near Johannesburg that was donated by Hermann Kallenbach. This 'ashram' was called Tolstoy Farm.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Gopal Krishna Gokhle
    Explanation
    Gopal Krishna Gokhle advised Gandhi to be on a 'probation' period of one year and travel throughout India before leading India's political movement.

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  • 9. 

    When did Gandhi take the vow of 'brahmacharya' or celibacy for life?

    • A.

      1899

    • B.

      1906

    • C.

      1921

    Correct Answer
    B. 1906
    Explanation
    Gandhi took the vow of 'brahmacharya' or celibacy for life in 1906. This commitment to abstain from any sexual activity was an important aspect of Gandhi's philosophy and his pursuit of self-discipline and spiritual purity. By practicing celibacy, Gandhi believed that he could focus his energy on his dedication to truth, nonviolence, and the pursuit of justice. This vow had a significant impact on his personal life and his role as a leader in the Indian independence movement.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Kaiser-i-Hind
    Explanation
    Gandhi was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind medal in 1915, but he returned it to the Government in 1920 as a gesture of non cooperation towards the British Government. The Kaiser-i-Hind medal was a civilian award given by the British Government to recognize distinguished service in the advancement of British interests in India. Gandhi's decision to return the medal was a symbolic act of protest against British rule and his commitment to nonviolent resistance.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Banaras Hindu University
    Explanation
    In May 1916, Gandhi was invited to speak at the laying of the foundation stone of Banaras Hindu University. This invitation suggests that Gandhi was recognized as an important figure and speaker, and his presence at the event would have added significance and prestige to the occasion. The choice of Banaras Hindu University also aligns with Gandhi's philosophy of education and his support for the promotion of Indian culture and values.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. John Ruskin
    Explanation
    Gandhi was greatly captivated and transformed by the book "Unto This Last" and even translated it into Gujarati. The author of this book is John Ruskin.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Mahadev Desai
    Explanation
    Mahadev Desai translated Gandhi's autobiography "The Story of My Experiments with Truth" into English.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. 78 years
    Explanation
    Gandhi was shot dead by Nathu Ram Godse on January 30, 1948, at the age of 78 years.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. J B Kriplani
    Explanation
    J B Kriplani was the Congress president who saluted Gandhi as "The maker of freedom achieved in a unique way" and acknowledged that never before was such a great event consummated with so little bloodshed and violence. This statement suggests that Kriplani recognized Gandhi's significant role in achieving India's independence through non-violent means.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Forward Bloc
    Explanation
    After having disagreements with Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose decided to step down as the president of the India National Congress and went on to establish a new party in 1939. This party was called the Forward Bloc.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Reading
    Explanation
    Lord Reading commented that he found it difficult to understand the practice of Mr. Gandhi's religious and moral views in politics. This implies that while Lord Reading admired Gandhi's beliefs, he questioned how they were applied in the political realm.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Lok Sevak Sangh
    Explanation
    After Independence, Gandhi believed that the Congress party had fulfilled its purpose and should transition into a social organization to avoid unhealthy competition with political parties and communal bodies. As a result, he drafted a constitution for the Congress party to transform it into a social organization, which he named "Lok Sevak Sangh." This organization aimed to focus on serving the people and promoting social welfare rather than engaging in political activities.

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