Mahatma Gandhi's Life Quiz

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True or false: Gandhi died on October 2nd, 1869

True or false: Gandhi was born in South Africa

True or false: Gandhi's campaigns for civil rights in South Africa included expanding women's rights

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  • Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2nd, 1869, in the coastal town of Porbandar, Gujarat, India.
  • He was educated at the Inner Temple in London, and became a barrister at the age of 22.
  • Gandhi moved to South Africa in 1893 to represent an Indian merchant in a lawsuit.
  • He lived in South Africa for 21 years, where he campaigned for civil rights and helped to start the Indian National Congress.
  • In 1915, Gandhi returned to India and soon assumed leadership of the Indian National Congress.
  • Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding womens rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, and achieving self-rule.
  • Gandhi adopted the simple clothing and lifestyle of the Indian rural poor as a mark of identification with Indias poor.
  • Gandhi undertook several hunger strikes in the years following independence in order to pressure the Indian government to pay out some cash assets owed to Pakistan.
  • Gandhi died on January 30th, 1948, in Delhi, India.

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Test your knowledge about the life of Mahatma Gandhi, from his birth in Gujarat, India, to his leadership in the Indian National Congress and his campaigns for civil rights and self-rule. Learn about his time in South Africa, his advocacy for poverty alleviation, women's rights, and his influence on India's independence movement.

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