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Questions About Indian History

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Here are a few question and answers about indian history submitted to Yahoo Answers.

Lisa asks…

Can I bathe my entire body and ALL its dirty parts in holy water?

Hindus in India bathe in the holy Ganges River.

Suzi Q answers:

Holy water in churches carries a lot of fecal matter from people who didn’t wash their hands properly dipping into it, if you have a cut or it gets on the mucous membranes you’d risk a nasty infection, stick with clean tap water.

Paul asks…

09.04 Gandhi and India?

09.04 Gandhi and India

The introduction to “Men in Our Time: Gandhi” calls Gandhi the greatest Asian since

Mohammad.
Kublai Khan.
Buddha.
Shah Jahan.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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What country controlled India when Gandhi was born in 1869?

Great Britain
China
France
India was still independent

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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Why did Gandhi chose the spinning wheel as the symbol of Indian independence?

It represented modernization and the acceptance of Western culture.
It was an ancient Hindu symbol designed to unite India’s many religious groups.
The Spinning Wheel was illegal in 20th century India, therefore a symbol of resistance.
It represented self sufficiency and opposition to Western clothing.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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Why was nonviolent non-cooperation more effective than violent rebellion?

The British army was more powerful than Indian forces.
The British could not hope to contain millions of civil resisters.
Gandhi was counting on the basic decency of the British by not using violence.
All of the above

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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What was Lord Mountbatten’s role as Viceroy of India?

To ensure that Britain continued to rule India
To oversee the dismantling of British rule in India
To convince Gandhi to end his fast
To supervise British troops in India.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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What was the response of the English people to Gandhi’s visit to Britain?

They loved him.
They were resentful that his spinning wheels were putting British textile workers out of jobs.
They supported their government in opposing the leader of the Indian independence movement.
The government loved him, but the people did not.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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What was the great problem facing India if independence from Britain was achieved?

India had become dependent on British textile goods and couldn’t support itself
India was threatened by its neighbor, China
Religious and ethnic differences between Hindus and Muslims
Lack of salt making capability, as represented by the Great Salt March

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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What was Gandhi’s response to the violence after the independence of India and Pakistan?

He moved to Britain, heartbroken.
He fasted.
He prevailed upon the British to reoccupy India.
He supported the militaries’ efforts to impose order, even though they used violence.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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Why did Gandhi fast after Indian independence?

To convince the Hindu’s and Muslims of India to end their fighting
Because there was so little food available
To prove that he was a holy man
To convince the British that India was capable of governing itself

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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Why did thousands of Indian people follow Gandhi when he marched 200 miles to the sea in 1930?

To show the world that the British tax on salt was unfair to the Indian people
To demonstrate against the British navy at India’s major port city
To bathe in the holy water with Gandhi
To convince the British to give up India as a colony

POINT VALUE: 5 points

Anyone know the answers to these??

Suzi Q answers:

The introduction to “Men in Our Time: Gandhi” calls Gandhi the greatest Asian since

Mohammad.
Kublai Khan.
Buddha.
Shah Jahan.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

————————————–…

What country controlled India when Gandhi was born in 1869?

Great Britain

POINT VALUE: 5 points

————————————–…

Why did Gandhi chose the spinning wheel as the symbol of Indian independence?

It represented self sufficiency and opposition to Western clothing.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

————————————–…

Why was nonviolent non-cooperation more effective than violent rebellion?

All of the above

POINT VALUE: 5 points

————————————–…

What was Lord Mountbatten’s role as Viceroy of India?

To supervise British troops in India.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

————————————–…

What was the response of the English people to Gandhi’s visit to Britain?

The government loved him, but the people did not.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

————————————–…

What was the great problem facing India if independence from Britain was achieved?

Religious and ethnic differences between Hindus and Muslims

POINT VALUE: 5 points

————————————–…

What was Gandhi’s response to the violence after the independence of India and Pakistan?

He fasted.

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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Why did Gandhi fast after Indian independence?

To convince the Hindu’s and Muslims of India to end their fighting

POINT VALUE: 5 points

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Why did thousands of Indian people follow Gandhi when he marched 200 miles to the sea in 1930?

To show the world that the British tax on salt was unfair to the Indian people

Sandra asks…

Do you like god of vittal?

It is said that the devotee Pundalik founded Pandharpur. His father
Janudeva and mother Satyavati lived in a thick forest called
Dandirvan.

Pundalik was a devoted son but soon after his marriage he began to
ill-treat his parents. To escape from their misery, the parents
decided to go on a pilgrimage to Kashi.

When Pundalik’s wife learnt about this, she also decided to go. She
and her husband joined the same group of pilgrims on horseback.
While the son and his wife rode on horseback, the old couple walked.
Every evening when the party camped for the night, the son forced
his parents to groom the horses and do other jobs. The poor parents
cursed the day they decided to go on a pilgrimage.

Soon the party reached the ashrama of the great sage Kukkutswami.
There they decided to spend a couple of nights. They were all tired
and soon fell asleep-except Pundalik who could not sleep. Just
before daybreak he saw a group of beautiful, young women, dressed in
dirty clothes, enter the ashrama, clean the floor, fetch water and
wash the swami’s clothes. Then they entered the inner room of the
ashrama, and came out in beautifully clean clothes and passing near
Pundalik, vanished.

Next night he saw the same sight again. Pundalik threw himself at
their feet and begged them to tell who they were. They said they
were Ganga, Yamuna and other holy rivers of India in which the
Pilgrims bathed and washed their sins. Their clothes were dirtied by
the sins of the bathing pilgrims.

“And because of your ill-treatment of your parents,” they said, “You
are the greatest sinner.”

This brought about a complete change in him and he became the most
devoted of sons. Now the parents’ rode the horses while the son and
his wife walked by their side. By their love and affection, the son
and his wife urged the parents to give up the pilgrimage and return
to Dandirvan.

One day it so happened that Lord Krishna, the King of Dwarka, while
feeling lonely, was reminded of his early days in Mathura. He
particularly remembered his sports with the milkmaids, the cowherd
boys, and his love, Radha. Though she was dead, he longed to see her
again. By his divine powers he brought her back to life and seated
her by his side. Just then his queen, Rukmini, entered the room.
When Radha did not rise to pay her respect, Rukmini left Dwarka in
anger and hid herself in Dandirvan forest.

After some days, Lord Krishna set off in search of Rukmini. He first
went to Mathura, then to Gokul. He played with cows, the milkmaids
and cowherd boys. They too joined in the search. They went to Mount
Govardhan also in her search.

At last they reached the banks of the river Bhima in the Deccan.
Krishna left his companions at Goplapura, and he himself entered
Dandirvan forest alone in search of her. At last he found her and
managed to calm her.

Krishna and Rukmini came to Pundalik’s ashrama. But at that time
Pundalik was busy attending to his parents. Though he knew Lord
Krishna had come to see him, he refused to pay his respect to the
god before his duty towards his parents was done. He, however, threw
a brick outside for lord Krishna to stand upon.

Impressed by Pundalik’s devotion to his parents, Lord Krishna did
not mind the delay. Standing on the brick he waited for Pundalik.

When Pundalik came out and begged God’s pardon, Lord Krishna replied
that far from being displeased, he was pleased with his love for his
parents.

Lord Krishna then ordered His worship on Vithoba, or God who stood
upon a brick. An imposing temple was built at the place where
Krishna and Pundalik had met. Inside the temple stands Krishna’s
image on a brick. By his side stands the image of Rukmini.

Suzi Q answers:

Well written, my friend. I like it.
I am the follower of lord SRI KRISHNA.

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