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Trivia Quiz - The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi


A quiz about the death of the man who campaigned for peace only to end his life in a violent manner. The facts surrounding the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

Quiz Number: 4914
Date Submitted: January 06, 2013
Quiz Categories: History, Assassinations, Indian History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 46.2 percent
Times Taken: 42 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4
Quiz is about: Mohandas K Gandhi

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The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
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1. Where was Mohandas Gandhi assassinated on January 30, 1948?
  A.   Near his home in New Delhi
  B.   On his way to Parliament House in New Delhi
  C.   In Kolkata, about to address a rally
  D.   While negotiating with warring factions in West Pakistan

2. The man who shot Gandhi was a Hindu extremist. What job did he have?
  A.   Teacher
  B.   Barrister
  C.   Newspaper editor
  D.   Doctor

3. Why did some extreme Hindus want to kill Gandhi?
  A.   For his role in the creation of Pakistan
  B.   For removing the steadying influence of Britain from Indian life
  C.   They felt Gandhi had come to believe he was a demi-god and above the people
  D.   For Gandhi's criticism of anti-Muslim riots

4. How many attempts were made on Gandhi's life?
  A.   1
  B.   2
  C.   4
  D.   10

5. Which family relations were with Gandhi when he was shot?
  A.   Wife and son
  B.   Grandsons
  C.   Granddaughters
  D.   Grandnieces

6. What type of gun did the killer use?
  A.   Luger pistol
  B.   Smith and Wesson revolver
  C.   Beretta automatic pistol
  D.   Deringer pistol

7. How many bullets were fired at Gandhi?
  A.   1
  B.   3
  C.   5
  D.   10

8. What were Gandhi's final words after being shot?
  A.   I wonder why he shot me?
  B.   I forgive him.
  C.   Krishna
  D.   Ai Ram, Ram

9. How long did Gandhi live after being shot?
  A.   He died instantly
  B.   Two hours
  C.   Ten hours
  D.   two days

10. Who represented Britain at Gandhi's funeral?
  A.   Earl Mountbatten
  B.   Princess Elizabeth
  C.   Prince Phillip
  D.   No one from Britain attended


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