Mahatma Gandhi's Life Quiz
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Mahatma Gandhi's Life Quiz

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What year was Mahatma Gandhi born?

1869

Where did Mahatma Gandhi train as a lawyer?

South Africa

How did Mahatma Gandhi attempt to alleviate distress in the months following independence?

Through hunger strikes

Study Notes

  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in the small coastal town of Porbandar, Gujarat, in western India.
  • Gandhi trained as a lawyer and moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant.
  • In 1915, at the age of 45, Gandhi returned to India and soon became involved in the Indian National Congress, leading campaigns for civil rights and self-rule.
  • Gandhi was imprisoned many times, most notably in South Africa and India.
  • Following independence in 1947, the British Indian Empire was partitioned into two dominions, a Hindu-majority India and a Muslim-majority Pakistan.
  • Gandhi attempted to alleviate distress in the months following independence by undertaking several hunger strikes.
  • Gandhi died on January 30, 1948, in Delhi, India, at the age of 80.

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