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The Life of Gandhi

Guess these facts about the life of Gandhi.
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Last updated: October 16, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 8, 2017
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Gandhi is often called the "father" of this country
India
Gandhi's first name
Mohandas
… but his first name is often replaced with this title meaning "great souled"
Mahatma
He studied law at the Inner Temple in this city
London
His native language
Gujarati
His religion
Hinduism
Age at which he married
13
He lived in this country from 1893–1914
South Africa
He was inspired by this Russian writer
Leo Tolstoy
He led a march to the sea to get this substance
Salt
He supported efforts to help this group of people that were
oppressed by the caste system
Dalits (Untouchables)
His political party
Indian National Congress
He urged the British to surrender in this war
World War II
He opposed the independence of this country in 1947
Pakistan
He was assassinated in this city in 1948
New Delhi
Gandhi practiced this kind of resistance
Non-violent
Friend of Gandhi who became the first Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
Actor who portrayed Gandhi in the 1982 film
Ben Kingsley
35 Comments
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Level ∞
Feb 8, 2017
I wanted to add some Gandhi quotes but it turns out that Gandhi's most famous quotes aren't really his.
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Level 70
Feb 8, 2017
I think it's Gujarati (not Gujurati)
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Level ∞
Feb 8, 2017
Fixed. Thanks!
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Level 80
Feb 8, 2017
Very interesting quiz!
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Level 76
Feb 9, 2017
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Level 71
Dec 26, 2020
Gandhi, along with a few other names you might recognize, show up on my "Famous Indians" quiz!
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Level 59
Aug 5, 2017
Got all, as I should, being an Indian.

Could you accept 'Harijans' for Dalits, because that's what Gandhiji called them.

Also, it would be more accurate to say that he opposed the creation of Pakistan, as opposed to independence. He was against the partition of India.

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Level 69
Dec 11, 2017
Ditto. I am not Indian but I tried Harijans as well.
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Level 78
Dec 12, 2017
Yes. It would be wrong to say that he opposed the independence of Pakistan. You could rather say : "By opposing the partition of India, he opposed the creation of this country"
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Level ∞
Oct 16, 2021
Harijan will work now.
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Level 82
Dec 11, 2017
Got everything except for the political party but I assumed it was some generic nationalist name like that and came very close to guessing it.
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Level 89
Aug 2, 2018
You should watch the Ben Kingsley movie and brush up. Along with Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, it's maybe the greatest biographical casting ever. By the way, a very young Daniel Day-Lewis briefly accosts Gandhi in South Africa.
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Level 85
Jan 13, 2022
That was his film debut if I'm not mistaken.
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Level 77
Nov 26, 2023
You are mistaken: "Fear is the Key" 1972.
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Level 82
Jan 30, 2022
I've seen both movies more than once. Though the first time I watched Gandhi I was a child and the 2nd time I guess whatever the name of his political party was didn't seem like an important point to remember.
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2022
In today’s world there would be severe backlash for casting Kingsley….
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Level 73
Jan 31, 2022
The nationalists would obviously object but most of the normal folk will neither be too pleased nor too disappointed, as Kingsley himself is part-Indian.
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Level 82
Feb 1, 2022
There would still be backlash. These people never need a good reason to be angry, they just always are.
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Level 64
Feb 2, 2022
A bit like you, then
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Level 77
Nov 26, 2023
kalbuttersquash always has a good reason to be angry: the crass stupidity of those who don't agree with him.
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Level 58
Dec 11, 2017
Please accept Second World War for World War II - it's the same thing
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Level 59
Dec 12, 2017
A fellow Sussex person! :-)
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Level 40
Dec 11, 2017
i got marrying age only because i spammed all the numbers
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Level 89
Dec 11, 2017
I did the same thing
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Level 75
Jan 30, 2022
Me too, but I made the mistake of starting at 15... Got up to 50 before going back!
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Level 39
Dec 12, 2017
Nice quiz...was amazed to know that i knew so much
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Level 57
Oct 2, 2020
Happy Gandhi Day!
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Level 73
Oct 2, 2021
This should have been featured today.
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Level 65
Jan 30, 2022
You got your wish now :)
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2022
The quiz was going so well until the actor question came up. It isn't even in his life, as the quiz title says.
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Level 60
Jan 30, 2022
This quiz showed up on New and Popular today: January 30, 2022. He was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
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Level 82
Feb 1, 2022
If the holiday marks the assassination of Gandhi, shouldn't it be Martyr's Day and not Martyrs' Day?
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Level 24
Feb 3, 2022
Lol we just learned this in our class yesterday about Indian Nationalism this includes the 2 Parties, different leaders and etc
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Level 73
Feb 23, 2023
Pity there isn't a question relating to the political affiliation of his assassin.
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Level 66
May 23, 2023
Gandhi pulled a Michael Jackson and slept in the same bed with underaged people; except he was naked and chose girls.

Also he let his wife die before allowing her to take western medicine. Then later took it himself to save his own life.