Friday, November 8, 2013

Quiz -2

 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 Africa?

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 as 'Satyagraha'?
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?
Q.11 Gandhiji's 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 over there?

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 memorable."

Q.25 Identify the concession granted by the Government under the Gandhi-Irwin Pact.

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 industries?

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 Last"?

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?
The correct answers
 1.  (a) Porbandar
 2. (c) Both (a) and (b)
 3.  (c) Martizburg

 4. (a) A. W. Baker

 5.  (d) All of them

 6. (a) Pretoria

 7.  (c) Asiatic Law Amendment Act
 8. (c) Invalidation of Indian marriages

 9.  (a) January 9, 1915

10. (c) Anne Besant

11. (b) Raj Kumar Shukla

12. (b) Barharwa

13. (c) Kheda
14. (c) 24th
15. (b) Bombay

16. (d) All of the three

17. (a) Turkey

18. (b) Uttar Pradesh

19. (d) All the three
20. (a) Kohat
21. (d) Twelfth

22. (b) 24

23. (d) Abbas Tyabji

24. (a) Motilal Nehru
25. (c) Both (a) and (b)
26. (a) Jawaharlal Nehru
27. (a) M. A. Ansari

28. (b) Madan Mohan Malvia

29. (a) Muriel Lester

30. (a) Winston Churchill

31. (c) Both (a) and (b)

32. (b) September 10, 1932

33. (b) A. V. Thakker

34. (b) Maganwadi

35. (a) Bombay
36. (c) Jawaharlal Nehru

37. (a) Do or Die
38. (d) Both (b) and (c)
39.  (b) John Ruskin

40. (d) Sarvodaya
41. (a) Passive resistance is the resistance offered   by the weak because they are unable to offer   armed resistance, whereas nonviolence is the   resistance offered by the strong because the are   unwilling to offer armed resistance.

42.  (b) Mumbai
43. (c) Mani Bhavan

What You Know About Mahatma Gandhi?

Q.1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on

Q.2. At which place was Gandhiji born?

Q.3. What was Gandhiji's age when he got married to Kasturbai?
 Q. 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?
Q.5. About how old was Gandhiji when he reached London to become a barrister?
Q.6. 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
Q.7. Devdas was Gandhiji's
Q.8. 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?
Q.9. In which South African unit had most of the India emigrants taken up abode?
Q.10. 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.
Q.11. At which place was Gandhiji arrested for the first time by the British Government for sedition?
Q.12. 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.13. When was the Gandhi - Irwin Pact signed?
Q.14. 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.
Q.15. On being arrested for his "Quit India" programme, where was Gandhiji detained?
Q.16. 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?  
Q.17. The book "Unto This Last" greatly captivated and transformed Gandhiji. So much so that he translated it into Gujarati. Who was its author?  
Q.18. Which of the following, according to Gandhiji, is an essential principle of satyagraha?  
Q.19. Gandhiji's "The Story of My Experiments with Truth" was originally written in Gujarati. Who translated it into English?
Q.20. Which one of the following books is the work of Gandhiji? 
Q.21. 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.  
Q.22. 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.
Q.23. 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  
Q.24. 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?  
Q.25. What did Gandhiji mean by "Swaraj"?   
Q.26. When did Gandhiji take the vow of brahmacharya or celibacy of life?
Q.27. When did Gandhiji get his head shaved, discard his clothes and settle for a loin cloth?  
Q.28. Who worked a Private Secretary to Mahatma Gandhi?
Q.29. Who in South Africa gave Gandhiji 'Unto This Last' to read which proved to be one of the most decisive books of his life?
Q.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 ________________.
Q.31. 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"  
Q.32. 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. 33. 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?
Q.34. 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 ______________.
Q.35. Which of the following did Gandhiji describes as his two lungs?  
 Q.36. 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 __________________.
Q.37. 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."  
Q. 38. What was the profession of  Gandhiji's father?

Q. 39 How many children did Putlibai have?  
Q. 40. What was the name of Gandhi's domestic help?
Q. 41.  What was the name of Gandhiji's sister?
Q. 42.  Who inspired Gandhi with ' Ram Nam' in his childhood?
Q. 43.  What was Gandhiji's nickname in childhood? 
Q. 44. Which spelling did Gandhiji spell wrong as a child when the school inspector gave dictation to the class?
Q. 45. Where did Gandhiji receive his primary education?
Q. 46. Which mythological character impressed Gandhiji for life when he saw a play on his life?
Q. 47. Who asked Gandhiji to eat meat in order to become strong?
Q. 48.  How old was Gandhiji when his father died?   
Q. 49. In which year did Gandhiji pass his matriculation in England ?
Q. 50. What were the vows taken up by Gandhiji before he left for England?  
Q. 51. Which institution did Gandhiji join as a member during his stay  in England?
Q. 52. Which book influenced Gandhiji greatly, which he read in England?

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. (d) Ahmedabad Prison

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
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

52. (c) Plea  for