Quiz On Gandhi
Q.1 At which place was Gandhiji born?
Q.2 Which of the following plays left a deep impression on Gandhiji?
Q.3 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 bag and baggage. Identify
the railway station where this incident took place.
Q.4 Who of the following desired to convert Gandhiji to Christianity in South
Q.5 Who of the following satyagrahis succumbed to jail hardships during the
satyagraha movement launched by Gandhiji in South Africa?
Q.6 At which place was the first permit office opened on July 1, 1907 for the
registration of Indians under the Registration Act?
Q.7 In the course of resistance against which of the following in South Africa
did Gandhiji first use his new political weapon which came to be known later on
Q.8 Searle's Supreme Court judgement which caused great resentment among
Indians, leading to mass protests, related to _____________.
Q.9 Gandhiji, the hero of the satyagraha struggle of the Indians in South
Africa, landed in Bombay on ____________.
Q.10 Who advised Gandhiji to remain as an observer and student in the country
for a year before taking part in Indian Politics?
first major struggle in the country was stagged on the soil of Champaran
district in Bihar in 1917 in connection with indigo plantation. Who was largely
instrumental in persuading Gandhiji to visit Champaran and lead the struggle
Q.12 Despite the solution of the problem of indigo cultivators, Gandhiji
regarded his task at Champaran unfinished. In his opinion the main cause of the
suffering of the poor tenants was their ignorance. For its removal, he started a
number of schools over there. The first school was started at________.
Q.13 Identify the place from where Gandhiji started his recruiting campaign for
the War on behalf of the British Government.
Q.14 To initiate and organize against the passing of the notorious Rowlatt
Bills, a small conference was held at Gandhiji's Sabarmati Ashram. Gandhiji
drafted a satyagraha pledge. On which day of February 1919 was the satyagraha
pledge was signed?
Q.15 In connection with the inauguration of the so-called Rowlatt satyagraha,
Gandhiji started a Satyagraha Sabha in ______________.
Q.16 Which of the following prohibited works of Gandhiji was selected by the
Satyagraha Sabha for dissemination by the satyagrahis as a mark of civil
disobedience n the context of Rowlatt agitation.
Q.17 According to Gandhiji, the Khilafat issue offered a golden opportunity for
the promotion of the Hindu-Muslim unity in the country. He urged Hindus to lend
full support to the Indian Muslims on this issue. The Khilafat issue related to
the policy of the British Government towards
Q.18 Before the civil disobedience or non-co-operation movement could be
effectively launched, Gandhiji suspended it because of an outbreak of mob
violence at Chauri Chaura in the sate of.....
Q.19 For writing which of the following articles, published in Young India, was
Gandhiji convicted for the first time in the country by the Government?
Q.20 A wave of violent communal riots swept over country in 1924 on account of
which Gandhiji felt very much upset and was in great distress, knowing not what
to do. The terrible riots that broke out at a particular place led Gandhi to do
penance by observing a fast for 21 days. Which was that place?
Q.21 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?
Q.22 In how many days was the 241 mile-journey from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi
covered on foot by Gandhi and his volunteers?
Q.23 Who was
nominated by Gandhiji to lead the satyagrahais on the Dandi March in the event
of his arrest?
Q.24 Who described Gandhi's march to Dandi in the following words?
"Like the historic march of Ramachandra to Lanka, the march of Gandhi will be
Q.25 Identify the concession granted by the Government under the Gandhi-Irwin
Q.26 Who made the following observation on the Gandhi-Irwin Pact?
"Was it for this that our people had so gallantly fought for a year? Were all
our brave words and deeds to end in this? The independence resolution of the
Congress, the pledge of January 26, so often repeated? So I lay and pondered on
that March night, and in my heart there was a great emptiness as of something
precious gone, almost beyond recall."
Q.27 Identify the Muslim nationalist leader who, according to the original plan,
was to accompany Gandhiji as a delegate to the Second Round Table Conference,
but the Viceroy did not nominated him.
Q.28 Who acted as Gandhiji's adviser at Second Round Table Conference?
Q.29 While in London for taking part in the Second Round Table Conference,
Gandhiji stayed at the Kingsley Hall Settlement in the East End as the guest of
Q.30 Though at the Round Table Conference in London Gandhiji could gain nothing,
he was the richer for having secured many friends and the goodwill of the
people. Who of the following eminent persons refused to meet him?
Q.31 Who among the following national leaders was arrested by the Government
even before Gandhiji's arrival in the country from London?
Q.32 As a protest of Ramsay MacDonald's Communal Award, which threatened to
separate the so-called untouchables from the Hindu society, Gandhiji's historic
fast unto death at the Yeravda jail commenced on__________.
Q.33 The Poona or Yeravda Pact was the immediate outcome of the fast that
Gandhiji had undertaken on the issue of the Communal Award and it was only after
it had been signed by all the parties concerned that paved the way for him to
break his fast. The draft of the Pact was prepared by ______________.
Q.34 Having divested himself of the responsibility of leadership of the
Congress, Gandhiji gave full attention to the revitalization of rural India and
the organization of the All-India Village Industries Association. Which of the
following became the headquarters of training and research in village
Q.35 The historic August session of the All-India Congress Committee, at which
the Quit India Resolution was passed, was held at Gowali Park in ___________.
Q.36 Whom was Gandhiji referring to when he talked about his political heir at
the meeting of the A.I.C.C. held in Wardha on January 15, 1942?
Q.37 Which of the following slogans is associated with the name of Gandhiji?
Q.38 Gandhiji began a twenty-one day fast on February 10, 1943 in jail which
provided a burst of political activity. This fast was undertaken by him to
Q.39 The book "Unto This Last" greatly captivated and transformed Gandhiji. So
much so that his translated into Gujrati. Who was it's author?
Q.40 What title did Gandhiji give to his Gujrati translation of "Unto This
Q.41 Gandhiji made a distinction between "Passive Resistance" and "Nonviolence".
What was the distinction?
Q.42 A special attraction of one of the Gandhi museums is the exhibition
depicting Gandhi's life through figurines prepare by Sushila Patel. Identify the
place of this museum.
Q.43 What is the name of the building which served as Gandhi's residence in
Mumbai from 1917-1934?
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