My School Days Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share My School Days Questions & Answers.

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My School Days Questions & Answers

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

1. Gandhiji completed schooling in

(a) Rajasthan
(b) Porbandar
(c) Delhi
(d) Rajkot  

2. In school, he was

(a) bold
(b) shy
(c) popular
(d) argumentative  

3. As a student he

(a) was a failure
(b) was mediocre
(c) excelled
(d) remained illiterate

4. He guarded his _______ jealously.

(a) books
(b) toys
(c) clothes
(d) character  

5. He made up for his lack of exercise by

(a) reading
(b) playing hockey
(c) walking
(d) doing gymnastics

Question 2: Fill in the blanks.

1. Gandhiji was a mediocre student.
2. Gandhiji was very shy and avoided all company.
3. Mr Giles was the education inspector.
4. Gandhiji could never learn the art of copying.
5. Gandhiji repented of his neglect.

Question 3: Write True of False for the following sentences:

1. Gandhiji’s books and lessons were his sole companions – True
2. Gandhiji wrote the spelling of ‘kettle’ correct – False
3. Gandhiji mastered in the art of copying – False
4. Good handwriting is a necessary part of education – True
5. Physical training is not important in the school curriculum – False

Question 4: Describe two significant characteristic traits of Gandhiji as a child.

Answer: As a child, Gandhiji was very shy and avoided all company and always spoke the truth.

Question 5: What when Mr Giles came on inspection?

Answer: On his inspection visit, Mr. Giles gave five words to write as a spelling exercise. Gandhiji misspelt the word ‘Kettle’. His teacher tried to prompt him to copy the spelling but he didn’t do that and as a result, all the boys except him wrote the correct spellings.

Question 6: Which characteristic trait of Gandhiji does the episode of Mr Giles highlight?

Answer: Mr. Giles episode clearly highlights that even as a child Gandhiji always did what he felt was right. He never favoured cheating and telling lies.

Question 7: Why did Gandhiji avoid physical training?

Answer: Gandhiji avoided physical training as this came directly in way of his desire to serve his father as a nurse and also because of his shy nature, he avoided mingling with other students.

Question 8: According to Gandhiji, how is good handwriting related to education?

Answer: Gandhiji saw bad handwriting as a sign of imperfect education. He even warned every young man and woman to understand that good hand writing is a necessary part of education.

Question 9: Do you think Gandhiji’s school days are the model of an ideal childhood? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: This lesson touches different aspects of a school during Gandhiji’s childhood like attention to physical activities, studies and time to time inspections. But a few things could have been better like avoiding corporal punishment, more emphasis on good handwriting. The teacher’s behaviour during the inspection is also not a good example.

So, these were My School Days Questions & Answers.

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