Questions on Mahatma Gandhi

1. Gandhi’s inspiration for civil disobedience came from the writings of

  1. Henry David Thoreau
  2. David Ricardo
  3. Leo Tolstoy
  4. Bertrand Russell

2. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was called as Mahatma by

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Motilal Nehru
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. Rabindra Nath Tagore

3. During the Non-Cooperation Movement, which award did Gandhiji return?

  1. Knighthood
  2. Rai Bahadur
  3. Kaiser-e-Hind
  4. Hind Kesari

4. When was Mahatma Gandhi arrested during the ‘Quit India Movement’ of 1942?

  1. 7th August 1942
  2. 30th April 1942
  3. 9th August 1942
  4. 5th July 1942

5. Gandhiji believed that

  1. End justifies means
  2. Means justify end
  3. Neither end justifies means nor means justify end
  4. End and means both should be justified

6. At which one of the following places did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Bardoli
  3. Champaran
  4. Kheda

7. Who is the author of Gandhiji’s favourite Bhajan ‘Vaishnava jana to tene kahiye’?

  1. Purandar Das
  2. Shyamal Bhatt
  3. Narsi Mehta
  4. Sant Gyaneshwar

8. In Gandhian Socialism

  1. State is required
  2. State is not required
  3. State is sometimes required and sometimes not required
  4. State is neither required nor not required

9. October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi is internationally observed as -

  1. Non-violence Day
  2. Vegetarians Day
  3. Martyrs' Day
  4. Communal Harmony Day

10. At which of the following sessions of the Indian National Congress, did Gandhiji preside as the President?

  1. Lucknow, 1916
  2. Lahore, 1929
  3. Calcutta, 1917
  4. Belgaum, 1924

11. Which of the following Round Table Conferences was attended by Mahatma Gandhi?

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Both First and Second

12. Who said about Gandhiji "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood?

  1. Winston Churchill
  2. Lord Mountbatten
  3. Albert Einstein
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru

13. Who led the salt Satyagraha Movement with Gandhi?

  1. Annie Besant
  2. Mridula Sarabhai
  3. Muthu Lakshmi
  4. Sarojini Naidu

14. In which of the following movements did Mahatma Gandhi make the first use of hunger Strike as a weapon?

  1. non-Cooperation Movement, 1920-22
  2. Rowlatt Satyagraha, 1919
  3. Ahmedabad Strike, 1918
  4. Bardoli Satyagraha

15. Gandhiji organized ‘Dandi March’ in 1930 against :

  1. Atrocities on Harijans
  2. Repression of the Congress
  3. Imposition of tax on salt
  4. The Communal Award