An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What intention does Gandhi announce in Burma?

2. What promise did Gandhi make to Indian Christians in South Africa?

3. Why does Gandhi stay in the Transvaal?

4. Who helps Gandhi acclimate to South Africa?

5. What kind of husband does Gandhi desire to be?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gandhi's friend, Mavji Dave, advise him to do?

2. What happens when Gandhi and his brother travel to Bombay so Gandhi can sail to England?

3. What is Gandhi told when he wants the Congress in Calcutta to pass his resolution?

4. What happens when the government tries to move the Indians out of their quarters in Johannesburg?

5. What is the nature of the two bills that are introduced in the legislature in South Africa after Gandhi's return? Are they ultimately passed?

6. What happens as a result of Gandhi missing the train in Allahabad?

7. Why does Gandhi stay in the Transvaal during his third stay in South Africa?

8. How does Gandhi act on his loyalty to the British constitution?

9. What does Gandhi do during his third stay in South Africa, even though it has a negative effect of Kasturbai?

10. Why is Gandhi asked to stay in Natal after he finishes his work on his case?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is passivity so effective in a society that is action-focused? Is passivity a form of action? Use examples in My Experiments with Truth to formulate your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Many who were part of Gandhi's inner circle considered him a father figure. What was Gandhi's attitude and actions toward his own family? Were they consistent with his public persona? Were his actions toward them motivated by his professional goals or philosophical principles? State why or why not using examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

What were the origins of the Kheda Movement? Why did wearing homespun garments become a symbol of Indian patriotism? Answer using examples from the book.

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