Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Achievements Quiz
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Mahatma Gandhi's Life and Achievements Quiz

Test your knowledge of Mahatma Gandhi's life and contributions to India's independence movement with this quiz. Explore his early life, civil rights campaigns, and efforts to alleviate religious violence.

Questions and Answers

When did Mahatma Gandhi move to South Africa?

1893

What did Gandhi attempt to do in 1947?

Celebrate independence

When did Gandhi die?

January 30, 1948

Study Notes

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in Gujarat, India.
  • He trained as a lawyer and moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant.
  • He began to use nonviolent resistance to campaign for civil rights and achieve independence from British rule in 1915.
  • In 1947, British India was partitioned into India and Pakistan, and Gandhi opposed the official celebration of independence.
  • He visited the areas affected by religious violence and attempted to alleviate distress.
  • Gandhi undertook several hunger strikes in an effort to stop religious violence. The last of these, begun in Delhi on January 12, 1948, was also an attempt to pressure the Indian government to pay out cash assets owed to Pakistan.
  • Gandhi died on January 30, 1948.

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