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Passage :
Gandhiji had to travel by train from Durban to Pretoria in connection with his job. Once while travelling by train, he was asked by the white passengers to leave the first class compartment and shift to the van compartment. He refused to do so. Thereafter he was pushed forcibly out of the compartment and his luggage was thrown on the platform. It was winter and he kept shivering all night. He did not go to the waiting room because the white men sleeping there might insult him further. This event was a turning point in the life of Gandhiji and he decided to stay back in South Africa and fight against this blatant injustice.
 
1. Why did he not go to the waiting room to spend the night?
 
  • A. He wanted to sleep in the open.
  • B. He feared that that the White men there might insult him further.
  • C. The room was unclean.
  • D. He was badly, hurt and so couldn’t move to the room.
Ans: B.
Sol.
He feared that that the White men there might insult him further.
 
2. Why was he thrown out of the compartment? Because -----------
 
  • A. they wanted to insult him.
  • B. he misbehaved with the Whites.
  • C. be refused to–shift to the van compartment.
  • D. they wanted him to spend the night in the waiting room.
Ans: C.
Sol.
Be refused to–shift to the van compartment.
 
3. Gandhiji stayed back in South Africa
 
  • A. to fight against racial discrimination in Africa
  • B. to avenge himself on the Whites who had insulted him
  • C. to build up an army and fight against the White people
  • D. because his work was still not complete
Ans: A.
Sol.
To fight against racial discrimination in Africa
 
 
4. The White people asked Gandhiji to abandon the first class compartment because
 
  • A. they treated Indians as inferior to them.
  • B. they wanted to avenge themselves on Gandhiji.
  • C. they were looking for a chance to talk to him.
  • D. they wanted to annoy him.
Ans: A.
Sol.
They treated Indians as inferior to them.
 
5. This event was a turning point in the life of Gandhiji. The event being talked about here is
 
  • A. Gandhiji’s spending night on the platform.
  • B. Gandhiji being ill treated by the Whites.
  • C. Gandhiji’s staying back in Africa
  • D. Gandhiji’s travel by a train.
Ans: B.
Sol.
Gandhiji being ill treated by the Whites.