Reading Comprehension Quiz




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No book was more central to the life and thought of Mahatma Gandhi (died 1948) than the Bhagavad Gita, which he referred to as his "spiritual dictionary." During his stay in jail in 1929, Gandhi wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita in Gujarati. The Gujarati manuscript was translated into English by Mahadev Desai. It was published with a foreword by Gandhi in 1946. Mahatma Gandhi expressed his love for the Gita in these words:
I find a solace in the Bhagavad Gita that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad Gita. I find a verse here and a verse there and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies (and my life has been full of external tragedies). If they have left no visible, no indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.
1. Gandhi wrote
A. a spiritual dictionary.
B. the translation into English of Gandhi's commentary.
C. the Bhagavad Gita.
D. a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita.
2. No scars were left on Gandhi because of
A. the translation into English of Gandhi's commentary.
B. the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita.
C. the Bhagavad Gita.
D. the Sermon on the Mount.
3. Gujarati is the native language of the state of
A. Goa
B. Gujarat.
C. Punjab.
D. Kerala.
4. The Latin origin of indelible meant
A. not able to be blotted out.
B. not hard.
C. not in writing.
D. not permanent.
The information comes from Wikipedia.

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Answer Key: 1-D..........2-C..........3-B..........4-A
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