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Mahatma Gandhi Quiz Questions and Answers

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Q1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on _________.

(a) October 5, 1896

(b) October 3, 1840

(c) October 2, 1869

(d) October 10, 1880


Q2. At which place was Gandhiji born?

(a) Porbandar

(b) Rajkot

(c) Ahmedabad

(d) Delhi


Q3. What was Gandhiji’s age when he got married to

(a) 19 years

(b) 15 years

(c) 12 years

(d) 13 years


Q4. 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?

(a) Father

(b) Mother

(c) Elder Brother

(d) Friend


Q5. About how old was Gandhiji when he reached London to
become a barrister?

(a) 20 years

(b) 19 years

(c) 21 years

(d) 18 years


Q6. 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 _________.

(a) October 5, 1870

(b) December 15, 1885

(c) November 6, 1888

(d) January 3, 1880


Q7. Devdas was Gandhiji’s _________.

(a) Only child

(b) Second child

(c) Eldest child

(d) Youngest child


Q8. 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?

(a) Saturday

(b) Wednesday

(c) Friday

(d) Monday


Q9. In which South African unit had most of the India
emigrants taken up abode?

(a) Johannesburg

(b) Natal

(c) Maritzburg

(d) Durban


Q10. 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.

(a) Natal

(b) Johannesburg

(c) Maritzburg

(d) Durban


Q11. At which place was Gandhiji arrested for the first time
by the British Government for sedition?

(a) Bombay

(b) Pune

(c) Calcutta

(d) Ahmedabad


Q12. 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?

(a) Tenth

(b) Thirteenth

(c) Eleventh

(d) Twelfth


Q13. When was the Gandhi-Irwin Pact signed?

(a) March 1, 1932

(b) March 5, 1931

(c) March 10, 1935

(d) March 7, 1937


Q14. 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.

(a) Lala Lajpatrai

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru

(c) Pattabhi Sitaramayya

(d) Sarojini Naidu


Q15. On being arrested for his ‘Quit India’ programme, where
was Gandhiji detained?

(a) Yeravda Jail

(b) Byculla Prison

(c) Aga Khan Palace Jail

(d) Ahmedabad Prison


Q16. 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?

(a) March 29, 1947

(b) March 30, 1947

(c) March 31, 1947

(d) March 23, 1947


Q17. The book ‘Unto This Last’ greatly captivated and
transformed Gandhiji. So much so that he translated it into Gujarati. Who was
its author?

(a) Ruskin Bond

(b) John Ruskin

(c) Leo Tolstoy

(d) Louis Fischer


Q18. 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


Q19. Gandhiji’s ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth’ was
originally written in Gujarati.

(a) Maganlal Gandhi

(b) Mahadev Desai

(c) Pyarelalji

(d) Sushila Nayyar

Q20. Which one of the f

ollowing books is the work of

(a) Light of India

(b) Hind Swaraj

(c) My Experiments with Truth

(d) Both (b) & (c)


Q21. 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


Q22. 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


Q23. 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) Vallabhbhai Patel

(b) Sarojini Naidu

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Vinoba Bhave


Q24. 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?

(a) J B Kripalani

(b) Vallabhbhai Patel

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Motilal Nehru


Q25. What did Gandhiji mean by ‘Swaraj’?

(a) Freedom for the country

(b) Freedom for the meanest of the countrymen

(c) Self-Government

(d) Complete independence


Q26. When did Gandhiji take the vow of brahmacharya or celibacy
of life?

(a) 1911

(b) 1906

(c) 1900

(d) 1905


Q27. When did Gandhiji get his head shaved, discard his
clothes and settle for a loin cloth?

(a) 1930

(b) 1921

(c) 1925

(d) 1905


Q28. Who worked as a Private Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi?

(a) Pyarelalji

(b) Mahadev Desai

(c) Kishorilal Mashruwala

(d) Sushila Nayyar


Q29. Who in South Africa gave Gandhiji ‘Unto This Last’ to
read which proved to be one of the most decisive books of his life?

(a) John Holmes Haynes

(b) H S Polak

(c) Hermann Kallenbach

(d) Louis Fischer


Q30. 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 _________.

(a) 1903

(b) 1904

(c) 1905

(d) 1906


Q31. 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”.

(a) Motilal Nehru

(b) Sarojini Naidu

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Vallabhbhai Patel


Q32. The historic August session of the All-India Congress
Committee, at which the Quit India Resolution was passed, was held at Gowali
Park in _________.

(a) Bombay

(b) Calcutta

(c) Ahmedabad

(d) Amritsar


Q33. 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?

(a) Nasik

(b) Delhi

(c) Calcutta

(d) Bombay


Q34. 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 _________.

(a) Lok Samiti

(b) Lok Kalyan Sangh

(c) Lok Sevak Sangh

(d) People’s Forum


Q35. Which of the following did Gandhiji describes as his
two lungs?

(a) Ahimsa and peace

(b) Ahimsa and truth

(c) Truth and Peace

(d) Brahamcharya and Aparigriha


Q36. 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 _________.

(a) Indian National Party

(b) Forward Bloc

(c) Truth and Freedom Party

(d) Freedom Bloc


Q37. 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.”

(a) Lord Wavell

(b) Lord Irwin

(c) Lord Reading

(d) Lord Mountbatten


Q38. What was the profession of Gandhiji’s father?

(a) Farmer

(b) Diwan

(c) Shop-keeper

(d) Tehsildar


Q39. How many children did Putlibai have?

(a) Two sons and daughters

(b) One daughter and three sons

(c) Four sons

(d) Three sons


Q40. What was the name of Gandhi’s domestic help?

(a) Titlidai

(b) Rambhadai

(c) Rainadai

(d) Gauridai


Q41. What was the name of Gandhiji’s sister?

(a) Gauri

(b) Raliat

(c) Rambha

(d) Meera


Q42. Who inspired Gandhi with ‘Ram Nam’ in his childhood?

(a) Kasturba

(b) Putlibai

(c) Rambha Dai

(d) Lakshmi Das


Q43. What was Gandhiji’s nickname in childhood?

(a) Monu

(b) Manu or Moniya

(c) Sonu

(d) Mahu


Q44. Which spelling did Gandhiji spell wrong as a child when
the school inspector gave dictation to the class?

(a) School

(b) Kettle

(c) Uniform

(d) Umbrella


Q45. Where did Gandhiji receive his primary education?

(a) Sudamapuri

(b) Bikaner

(c) Porbandar

(d) Rajkot


Q46. Which mythological character impressed Gandhiji for
life when he saw a play on his life?

(a) Harishchandra

(b) Ashoka

(c) Vikramaditya

(d) Krishna


Q47. Who asked Gandhiji to eat meat in order to become

(a) Sheikh Mehtab

(b) Karsan Das

(c) Lakshmi Das

(d) Uka


Q48. How old was Gandhiji when his father died?

(a) 15 years

(b) 17 years

(c) 16 years

(d) 18 years


Q49. In which year did Gandhiji pass his matriculation in

(a) 1889

(b) 1890

(c) 1891

(d) 1892


Q50. What were the vows taken up by Gandhiji before he left
for England?

(a) Not to take alcohol

(b) Not to eat meat

(c) Not to eye other women

(d) All the above


Q51. Which institution did Gandhiji join as a member during
his stay in England?

(a) Vegetarian Society

(b) Cricket Club

(c) Church of England

(d) Film Institution


Q52. 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



The correct answers are…


1. (c) 1869

2. (a) Porbandar

3. (d) 13 years

4. (a) Father

5. (b) 19 years

6. (c) November 6, 1888

7. (d) Youngest Child

8. (c) Friday

9. (b) Natal

10. (c) Maritzburg

11. (d) Ahmedabad

12. (d) Twelfth

13. (b) March5, 1931

14. (c) Pattabhi Sitaramayya

15. (c) Agakhan Palace Jail

16. (c) March 31, 1947

17. (b) John Ruskin

18. (d) All three

19. (b) Mahadev Desai

20. (d) both (b) & (c)

21. (c) 1971

22. (a) Vallabhbhai Patel

23. (c) Poona

24. (a) J B Kripalani

25. (b) freedom for the meanest of the countrymen

26. (b) 1906

27. (b) 1921

28. (b) Mahadev Desai

29. (b) H S L Polak

30. (b) 1904

31. (a) Motilal Nehru

32. (a) Bombay

33. (b) Delhi

34.(c) Lok Sevak Sangh

35. (b) Ahimsa and Truth

36. (b) Forward Bloc

37. (c) Lord Reading

38. (b) Diwan

39. (b) One daughter and three sons

40. (b) Rambha dai

41. (b) Raliat

42. (c) Rambha Dai

43. (b) Manu or Moniya

44. (b) Kettle

45. (d) Rajkot

46. (a) Harishchandra

47. (a) Sheikh Mehtab

48. (c) 16years

49. (b) 1890

50. (d) All the above

51. (a) Vegetarian Society

52. (c) Plea for Vegetarianism


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