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Quiz on Shoghi Effendi

19 questions on Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha'i Faith. 19 things you should know about the life and history of Shoghi Effendi.

Shrine of Shoghi Effendi
Shrine of Shoghi Effendi

1. When was Shoghi Effendi born?

He was born on the 1st of March in 1897.

2. Where was he born?

He was born in Akka.

3. Who is Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha to Shoghi Effendi?

Baha’u’llah is Shoghi Effendi’s great-grandfather, and ‘Abdu’l-Baha is his grandfather.

4. When was he appointed the head of the Baha’i faith, and who appointed him as the head?

Shoghi Effendi was appointed head of the Baha’i faith in 1921 by ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

5. Shoghi Effendi was known by another name, what is that name?

He was also known as ‘The Guardian’.

6. What were the languages Shoghi Effendi spoke?

He spoke English, Persian, Turkish, Arabic, and French fluently.

7. Which university did Shoghi Effendi attend?

He attended Oxford University.

8. True or False: He knew the future British prime minister Anthony Eden

True! He was not close friends, but they were acquaintances.

9. Who did Shoghi Effendi marry and when did he marry her?

He married Ruhiyyih Khanum in 1937.

10. Who were his parents?

Shoghi Effendi’s parents were Mirza Hadi Shirazi, who was his father, and Diya’iyyih Khanum, who was his mother.

11. Fill in the blanks: Shoghi Effendi helped to start the ________ _________ Assemblies and thousands of the _____ _________ Assemblies.

Shoghi Effendi helped to start the National Spiritual Assemblies and thousands of the Local Spiritual Assemblies.

12. How many Hands of the Cause did Shoghi Effendi appoint?

Shoghi Effendi appointed 32 Hands of the Cause.

13. When did Shoghi Effendi translate the Kitab-i-Iqan?

Shoghi Effendi translated the Kitab-i-Iqan in 1931.

14. When did Shoghi Effendi translate the Hidden Words?

Shoghi Effendi translated the Hidden Words in 1929.

15. How old was Shoghi Effendi when he became The Guardian?

Shoghi Effendi was 24 years old when he became the Guardian.

16. True or False: Shoghi Effendi and Ruhiyyih Khanum had children.

False, they never had any children together.

17. How did Shoghi Effendi die?

He had a heart attack after getting the Asiatic flu.

18. Where is his resting place?

Shoghi Effendi’s resting place is in New Southgate Cemetery in London.

19. When did he pass away?

He passed away on the 4th of November 1957.

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