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A Mini – Trivia On Mohandas Gandhi

Written by James Mills This booklet’s intention is to create an online research interest on the subject and to provide a positive learning experience. Thank you for the opportunity.

Images of Mohandas Gandhi are from a random search from the internet and are in the public domain. Instructions: To answer the 10 trivia questions, use your online research skills and explore the internet on Mohandas Gandhi. You can either read about him and then answer the 10 trivia questions or search for the answer to each trivia question while using a search engine. Answers are found at the end of this digital booklet.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on the 2nd of October in 1869 and died on the 30th of January in 1948. He is commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi and was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. He employed non-violent civil disobedience; Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

1) Maritzburg was a turning point in Gandhi's career. Where is Maritzburg?

A. Germany B. England C. Amritsar D. South Africa

2) What newspaper was founded by Gandhi in 1903? Indian ____ A. Star B. Express C. Times D. Opinion

3) By 1907, Gandhi had organized a SATYAGRAHA campaign in direct response to the Transvaal Indian Registration Act. What did this campaign involve? A. Open Confrontation B. Court Challenge C. Guerilla War D. Passive Resistance

4) With which of these leaders did Gandhi negotiate a compromise to end Satyagraha? A. General Dyer B. General Smuts C. Lord Kitchner D. Winston Churchill

5) By 1915, Gandhi was back in India. What did he advocate for his country in his pamphlet HIND SWARAJ? A. Partition B. Home Rule C. Independence D. Status Quo

6) What is the DHOTI, that Gandhi began wearing at this time? A. Cloak B. Loincloth C. Sandals D. Spectacles

7) Who did the protest at CHAMPARAN involve? A. Poor Peasants B. Textile Workers C. Miners D. Salt Workers

8) In 1919, in Amritsar 400 people were murdered and 1,200 injured in a single event. Who was responsible for this massacre? A. General Dyer B. General Wavell C. Lord Mountbatten D. Lord Irwin

9) Gandhi's first step in 1920 was to re-organise the ____ Party and to introduce a Satyagraha campaign. A. Congress B. Independence C. Senate D. Indian

10) How long did the SALT MARCH (SALT TREK) take in 1930? A. 24 days B. 34 days C. 14 days D. 44 days

ANSWER KEY 01. D – South Africa 02. D – Opinion 03. D – Passive Resistance 04. B – General Smuts 05. B – Home Rule 06. B – Loincloth 07. A – Poor Peasants 08. A – General Dyer 09. A - Congress 10. A – 24 Days

Gandhi and his wife Kasturba (1902)

Mahatma Gandhi spinning yarn, in late 1920

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