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Here are some historical questions on Modern India - answer them or ask them - you will enjoy them. If you cannot answer these simple questions, go to the Answer Page.

Who was Mahatma Gandhi?

(1) When was Mahaatmaa Gandhi born.
(a) October 2, 1869
(b) January 26, 1850
(c) August 15, 1845
(d) September 24, 1844

(2) Mahatma Gandhi was shot three times in the chest and died while on his way to a prayer meeting, on
(a) January 14, 1945
(b) January 30, 1948
(c) January 16, 1988
(d) January 10, 1945

(3) Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Hindu fanatic?
(a) Lois Mountbatten
(b) Velupillai Prabhakaran
(c) Nathuraam Godse
(d) Radha Vinod Raju

(4) Gandhi campaigned to improve the lives of the untouchables, whom he called...
(a) Naxalites
(b) Dalits
(c) Hari
(d) Harijan

(5) What was the name of the mother of Mahatma Gandhi
(a) Putlibai Gandhi
(b) Kasturba Gandhi
(c) Meera Gandhi
(d) Anuradha Gandhi

(6) What was the name of father of Mahatma Gandhi
(a) Karamchand Gandhi
(b) Manish Gandhi
(c) Vinod Gandhi
(d) Manakchand Gandhi

(7) Mahatma Gandhi was married when he was 14 year old, in May 1883. What is his wife's name?
(a) Anuradha Mukherjee
(b) Kasturbai Makhanji
(c) Meera Gandhi
(d) Putlibai Gandhi

(8) Gandhi's date of death, 30 January, is commemorated in India as 
(a) Martyr's Day
(b) Slave's Day
(c) Freedom Day
(d) Republic Day

(9) Time magazine named Gandhi the Man of the Year in which year?
(a) 1930
(b) 1945
(c) 1918
(d) 1922

(10) The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Mahaatmaa Gandhi
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Lal Bahadur Shastri

(11) Gandhi Ji had a she-goat whose milk he used to drink. What was her name?
(a) Nirmalaa
(b) Preeti
(c) Maadhuree
(d) Nanditaa

(12) Gandhi Ji always kept three monkeys with him, what did they look like and what did they do?
(a) One had closed his eyes - don't see bad things
(b) One had closed his ears - don't hear bad things
(c) One had closed his mouth - don't speak any bad thing about anybody
(d) All of the above

(13) Who said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(d) Sarojini Naidu

(14) When is the International Day of Non-Violence celebrated?
(a) 14th August
(b) 16th May
(c) 8th October
(d) 2nd October

(15) Where was Gandhi Ji born?
(a) Porbandar
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Karnaatak
(d) Aandhra Pradesh

(16) Which of the following slogans is associated with the name of Gandhiji?
(a) Do or Die
(b) Tum mujhe khoon do main tumhe azaadi dunga
(c) Swaraj is my birth-right
(d) Jai Hind

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