Mahatma Gandhi Quiz For Students Competitive Exams: Take a quiz on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Set of 20 question will be asked about ‘Bapu’. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa, is now used worldwide. He is also called Bapu.