Mahatma Gandhi’s School Days – I Questions & Answers

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Mahatma Gandhi’s School Days – I Questions & Answers

Question 1: Give other words for:

(a) Particulars – facts
(b) Incident – happening
(c) Recollect – recall
(d) Itinerant – wandering, nomadic
(e) Literally – quickly, easily
(f) Agonized – pain

Question 2: Which word in the lesson mean the following:

(a) Neither good nor bad – Mediocre
(b) A journey for a religious motive – pilgrimage
(c) To make less and less – diminish
(d) That cannot be rubbed or blotted out – indelible
(e) Kept coming back to the mind – clung
(f) Severe tests – ordeals

Question 3: Describe the character of Mahatma Gandhi as a school boy.

Answer: As a child, Gandhiji had many good qualities. He never lied to anyone. As he was a shy child, he also kept away from fights but often didn’t speak to anyone. He was very punctual. He was very innocent and honest too.

Question 4: What was the ‘stupidity’ for which he was blamed by his teacher?

Answer: Once, during a school inspection, the inspector took a dictation test. Gandhiji’s teacher prompted him to copy the spelling of ‘kettle’ from his neighbour as he had misspelt but Gandhiji refused to copy so, the refusal of Gandhiji to copy the spelling was the ‘stupidity’ for which he was blamed by his teacher.

Question 5: How did the story of Shrawana affect Gandhi ji as a boy?

Answer: Gandhi ji was deeply affected by the story of Shrawana. He took Shrawana as an example for himself and he was deeply touched by the pitiful crying of Shrawan Kumar’s parents on Shrawan’s death.

Question 6: What lesson did he take away from the play ‘Harishchandra’?

Answer: Gandhiji was greatly inspired by the play Harishchandra. From the play, he learnt to follow the path of truth under all circumstances.

So, these were Mahatma Gandhi’s School Days – I Questions & Answers.