History and Culture Questions and Answers - General Knowledge

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General Knowledge : History and Culture

1. How many times did Mahatma Gandhi nominated for Nobel Peace prize?
[A] Never, because it is not given posthumously
[B] 4 times
[C] 5 times
[D] 2 times
[E] 3 times

Answer: C. 5 times


Mahatma Gandhi was nominated 5 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. It is widely held – in retrospect – that the Indian national leader should have been the very man to be selected for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated several times, but was never awarded the prize.
2. When in the History Time Magazine named Mahatma Gandhi as Person of the year?
[A] 1924
[B] 1947
[C] 1948
[D] 1930
[E] 1915

Answer: D. 1930


Mahatma Gandhi was named person of the year in 1930. His legacy as an Indian nationalist, religious leader and moral revolutionary resonates in social and political reform movements to this day. In 1930, TIME wrote, "It was exactly twelve months ago that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Indian National Congress promulgated the Declaration of Indian Independence. It was in March that he marched to the sea to defy Britain's salt tax as some New Englanders once defied a British tea tax.
3. In 1999, who was conferred as person of the century by Time Magazine?
[A] Mahatma Gandhi
[B] Albert Einstein
[C] Winston Churchill
[D] F.D. Roosevelt
[E] Che Guevara

Answer: B. Albert Einstein


In 1999, Gandhi was declared the runner-up for Time magazine's 'Person of the Century' title (which eventually went to Albert Einstein). Einstein was certainly the best mind of the century. His 1905 trifecta -- a total unknown publishing three papers (on Brownian motion, the photoelectric effect and the special theory of relativity), each of which revolutionized its field -- is probably the single most concentrated display of genius since the invention of the axle. (The wheel was easy, the axle hard.) Einstein also had a deeply humane and philosophical soul
4. Name the day which commemorated the return of Gandhi to India from South Africa?
[A] Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
[B] Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas
[C] Kisan Divas
[D] Karamchari Divas
[E] Yodha Divas

Answer: B. Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas


Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian’s Day), is celebrated in India on 9th January each year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9 January 1915.  Established in 2003, it is sponsored by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the government of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region of India. A celebratory event is held on 7–9 January each year in an Indian city: a forum for issues concerning the Indian Diaspora is organised and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards are given
5. What was the name of the weekly journal published by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from 1919 to 1932 in English?
[A] Young India
[B] Harijan
[C] Indian Opinion
[D] Kesari
[E] None of the above

Answer: A. Young India


Gandhi wrote various quotations in this journal that inspired many. He used Young India to spread his unique ideology and thoughts regarding the use of nonviolence in organising movements and to urge readers to consider, organise, and plan for India's eventual independence from Britain. In 1933 Gandhi began publishing a weekly newspaper, Harijan, in English. Harijan - which means "People of God", and was also Gandhi's term for the untouchable caste - lasted until 1948. The Indian Opinion was a newspaper established by Mahatma Gandhi. Kesari is a Marathi newspaper which was founded in 1881 by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

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