Gandhi Jayanti Quiz Questions and Answers

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1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on _________ ?
Ans – October 2, 1869
2. To become a barrister in England, one had to join one of the Inns of Courst. After obtaining admission, Gandhiji joined the Inner Temple on _________?
Ans – November 6, 1888
3. About how old was Gandhiji when he reached London to become a barrister?
Ans – 19 Years
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?
Ans – Father
5.  What was Gandhiji’s age when he got married to Kasturbai?
Ans – 13 Years
6. At which place was Gandhiji born?
Ans – Porbandar
7. What was Gandhiji’s nickname in childhood?
Ans – Manu or Moniya
8. What was the name of Gandhiji’s sister?
Ans – Raliatbehn Gandhi
9. What was the name of Gandhi’s domestic help?
Ans – Rambha dai
10. How many children did Putlibai have?
Ans – Four Children, One daughter and three sons
11. Identify 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.
Ans – Lord Reading
13. Which book influenced Gandhiji greatly, which he read in England?
Ans – Plea for Vegetarianism
14. What were the vows taken up by Gandhiji before he left for England?
Ans –  Not to take alcohol, Not to eat meat, Not to eye other women
15. Which institution did Gandhiji join as a member during his stay in England?
Ans – Vegetarian Society
16.  In which year did Gandhiji pass his matriculation in England?
Ans – 1890
17. How old was Gandhiji when his father died?
Ans – 16 Years
18. Which mythological character impressed Gandhiji for life when he saw a play on his life?
Ans – Harishchandra
19. Who asked Gandhiji to eat meat in order to become strong?
Ans – Sheikh Mehtab
20. Where did Gandhiji receive his primary education?
Ans – Rajkot
21. Which spelling did Gandhiji spell wrong as a child when the school inspector gave dictation to the class?
Ans – Kettle
22. Who inspired Gandhi with ‘Ram Nam’ in his childhood?
Ans – Rambha Dai
23. What was the profession of Gandhiji’s father?
Ans – Diwan
24. 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_______?
Ans – Forward Bloc
25. Which of the following did Gandhiji describes as his two lungs?
Ans – Ahimsa and Truth
26. 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 _________ ?
Ans – Lok Sevak Sangh
27. The historic August session of the All-India Congress Committee, at which the Quit India Resolution was passed, was held at Gowali Park in _________ ?
Ans – Bombay
28. 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?
Ans – Delhi
29. 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”.
Ans – Motilal Nehru
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 _________ ?
Ans – 1904
31. Who worked as a Private Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi?
Ans – Mahadev Desai
32. Who in South Africa gave Gandhiji ‘Unto This Last’ to read which proved to be one of the most decisive books of his life?
Ans – H S L Polak
33. 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.
Ans – Vallabhbhai Patel
34. 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.
Ans – 1971
35. Which books are the work of Gandhiji?
Ans – Hind Swaraj and My Experiments with Truth
36. Which of the following, according to Gandhiji, is an essential principle of satyagraha?
(a) Infinite capacity for suffering
(b) Non violence
(c) Truth
(d) All the three

Ans – All the three
37. The book ‘Unto This Last’ greatly captivated and transformed Gandhiji. So much so that he translated it into Gujarati. Who was its author?
Ans – John Ruskin
38. When did Gandhiji get his head shaved, discard his clothes and settle for a loin cloth?
Ans – 1921
39. When did Gandhiji take the vow of brahmacharya or celibacy of life?
Ans – 1906
40. What did Gandhiji mean by ‘Swaraj’?
Ans – freedom for the meanest of the countrymen
41. 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?
Ans – J B Kripalani
42. 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 _________ ?
Ans – Poona
43. 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?
Ans – March 31, 1947
44. On being arrested for his ‘Quit India’ programme, where was Gandhiji detained?
Ans – Agakhan Palace Jail
45. 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.
Ans – Pattabhi Sitaramayya
46. When was the Gandhi-Irwin Pact signed?
Ans – March5, 1931
47. 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?
Ans – Twelfth (12th)
48. 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.
Ans – Maritzburg
49. At which place was Gandhiji arrested for the first time by the British Government for sedition?
Ans – Ahmedabad
50. In which South African unit had most of the India emigrants taken up abode?
Ans – Natal
51. 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?
Ans – Friday
52. Devdas was Gandhiji’s ___________?
Ans – Youngest Child
53.  When is the International Day of Non-Violence celebrated?
Ans – 2nd October
54. What was the title given by Mahatma Gandhi to his Gujarati translation of “Unto This Last”?
Ans – Sarvodaya

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