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  • 1. GANDHI QUIZ 2013 1. In which year was Gandhi born? 2. Who gave the title 'Mahatma' to Gandhiji ? 3. In 1903 Gandhiji started a newspaper in South Africa. Which is it? 4. Gandhiji's first 'satyagraha' was at Champaran in 1917. Where did he start his first satyagraha ashram? 5. The Indian classics, especially the stories of Shravana and king X, had a great impact on Gandhi in his childhood. In his autobiography, he admits that they left an indelible impression on his mind. He writes: "It haunted me and I must have acted X to myself times without number." Gandhi's early self- identification with truth and love as supreme values is traceable to these epic characters. Identify X. 6. Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas and Devdas. Who/what are they? 7. On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of X. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of X, including through education and public awareness." What is X? 8. Pietermaritzburg is a place in South Africa. It has a very significant role in Gandhiji's life and shaped his social activism and awakened him to social injustice. What/why is this place important? 9. In 1915, Gandhi returned to India permanently. He brought an international reputation as a leading Indian nationalist, theorist and organiser. He joined the Indian National Congress and was introduced to Indian issues, politics and the Indian people primarily by X. X was a key leader of the Congress Party best known for his restraint and moderation, and his insistence on working inside the system. Gandhi took X's liberal approach based on British Whiggish traditions and transformed it to make it look wholly Indian. X is regarded as the political guru of Gandhiji. Who is X? 10. Once the Inspector of schools came to visit his school. He wanted to test the boys, so he dictated a few English words to the boys. Mohan could not spell one of the words correctly. His teacher prompted him to copy that word from his neighbour's slate, but Mohan didn't. He did not like to cheat anybody, come what may. The result was that all the students except Mohan, spelt all the words correctly. The teacher scolded Mohan after the class and Mohan felt wounded. But deep inside him he knew that what he had done was right. What was that word, Gandhi misspelled? 11. X was a term used by Mohandas Gandhi for Dalits. Gandhi said it was wrong to call people "untouchable," and instead called them X, which means children of God. It is still in wide use especially in Gandhi's home state of Gujarat. The term can also be attributed to Dalits of Pakistan called the *****, who are a group of pucca house builders. What is X?
  • 2. 12. "Friends and comrades, the light has gone out of our lives, and there is darkness everywhere, and I do not quite know what to tell you or how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we called him, the father of the nation, is no more. Perhaps I am wrong to say that; nevertheless, we will not see him again, as we have seen him for these many years, we will not run to him for advice or seek solace from him, and that is a terrible blow, not only for me, but for millions and millions in this country.". Who said these words and why? 13. National Highway 228 (NH 228) covers a distance of 374 km. Why is it famous? 14. One who is a devotee of Vishnu who Feels the pain of others Does good to others, especially to those ones who are in suffering never allows conceit to enter his mind. These are the first lines of Gandhiji's favourite bhajan. Which ? 15. **Sangam at Allahabad on 12 February 1948, **Nile River near Jinja, Uganda, ** Girgaum Chowpatty. **Palace of the Aga Khan in Pune ** Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Los Angeles. Connect these places/why are they famous. 16. It was written in weekly instalments and published in his journal Navjivan from 1925 to 1929. Its English translation also appeared in instalments in his other journal Young India. It was initiated at the insistence of Swami Anand and other close co-workers of Gandhi, for him to explain the background of his public campaigns. In 1999, the book was designated as one of the "100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century" by a committee of global spiritual and religious authorities. What are we talking about? 17. Identify the girl in the picture.
  • 3. 18.He was nominated five times between 1937 and 1948, including the first-ever nomination by the American Friends Service Committee, he made the short list only twice, in 1937 and 1947. Decades later, the committee publicly declared its regret for the omission, and admitted to deeply divided nationalistic opinion denying the award. Gandhi was nominated in 1948 but was assassinated before nominations closed. That year, the committee chose not to award the peace prize stating that "there was no suitable living candidate" and later research shows that the possibility of awarding the prize posthumously to Gandhi was discussed and that the reference to no suitable living candidate was to Gandhi. When the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi." What are we talking about? 19.>>Sambalpur,Orissa >>Kudur,Karnataka >>Kanyakumari,Tamil Nadu What is special about these places? 20. 2004 release film X, "epitomizes Gandhi's values" according to his great-grandson, Tushar Gandhi. The protagonist is called Mohan(Bhargava) which is Gandhi's birth name(Mohandas). The film is about a young NRI returning to India, to help the country and its people, a tale similar to that of Gandhi's life. Identify the film? 21. Since the release of the film, there have been instances where peaceful protests were either dubbed X or the protesters have claimed that they have been inspired by the movie. In the United States during July 2007, piles of flowers were sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office by individuals who were legally in the U.S. but caught in a green card backlog. This was an act of X (or nonviolent protest). There have been positive reactions to this event. A 15 July 2007 editorial in The Baltimore Sun argued, "let's hope their protest gets results - because Americans are fortunate to have living among them people who are this ingenious, and this thoughtful of others, and this capable of channeling anger into beauty." On July 17, the USCIS announced that "it will accept applications from foreign professionals seeking permanent residency through an expedited process, reversing its earlier decision." USCIS Director, Emilio T. Gonzalez noted of the X protest, "The public reaction to the July 2 announcement made it clear that the federal government's management of this process needs further review [...] I am committed to working with Congress and the State Department to implement a more efficient system in line with public expectations." The term became popular due to its usage in the 2006 Hindi film What are we talking about? 22.Which English actor portrayed Gandhiji in the Oscar winning movie 'Gandhi'? 23.Who translated the autobiography of Gandhi from Gujarati to English? (He was the private secretary of Gandhiji) 24.Gandhi returned to India on January 9,1915.This day is celebrated as ____________in India, to commemorate his return.
  • 4. 25. It was established on 2 October 1983 in Kottayam. X, has been accredited (B+) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, India. The university has 223 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Kerala. The University Grants Commission of India does not believe that the names of Indian universities should be unique, so another UGC-recognized government-run X was established in 2007 in Andhra Pradesh and was not challenged by the older X. Similarly another university named X (Meghalaya) was also established through Meghalaya State legislative Act, 2010 in Meghalaya and through Uttarakhand State legislative act, 2007 in Uttarakhand. Identify X. 26. Who called Gandhiji "Half naked fakir"? 27. Who is known as Kerala Gandhi? 28. How many followers accompanied Gandhi in the Dandi March at the beginning, which started on March 12 1930 to Dandi on April 6 1930? 29. How many times did Gandhi visit Kerala? 30. "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as [Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." Who said these words about Gandhiji?