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Louis Fischer
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In ________ of 1946, an envoy of British officials came to India to settle the terms of its independence.
(a) January.
(b) February.
(c) April.
(d) March.

2. For how long did Gandhi stay in London?
(a) Six months.
(b) Five years.
(c) Through the end of the year.
(d) One month.

3. Word came that the neighboring province of Bihar had broken out into violence. Thousands of Moslems were massacred. Gandhi put the blame at the feet of whom?
(a) The Indian government.
(b) The Moslems.
(c) The Bihar Hindus.
(d) The British.

4. In what did Jinnah's declaration result?
(a) A four-day protest in Calcutta.
(b) A four-day riot in Calcutta.
(c) Four days of peace in Calcutta.
(d) A four-day celebration of Hinduism in Calcutta.

5. Nehru told Fischer privately that he was hopeful that Gandhi could work out a settlement with whom?
(a) The British Prime Minister.
(b) His ashramites.
(c) The British viceroy.
(d) The Indian Congress.

6. Was Gandhi's personal life as successful as his public life?
(a) Part of the time.
(b) No.
(c) Mostly.
(d) Yes.

7. When WWII broke out, what did England quickly do?
(a) Sent troops to India.
(b) Engaged India.
(c) Freed India.
(d) Ignored India.

8. Gandhi addressed the situation in New Delhi. What was this situation?
(a) An epidemic had begun.
(b) Violence and murder and disease were raging.
(c) Peaceful protests continued for several weeks.
(d) Elections were not going smoothly.

9. A renewed effort on England's part was borne from what?
(a) A renewed patriotic duty.
(b) The installation of new government officials.
(c) Violence in India.
(d) Boycotts in India.

10. Was Gandhi able to meet Churchill?
(a) No, Churchill was ill.
(b) No, Churchill was out of the country.
(c) Yes.
(d) No, Churchill refused to see him.

11. Nehru became Prime Minister of India on what day?
(a) December 2, 1946.
(b) October 2, 1946.
(c) November 2, 1946.
(d) September 2, 1946.

12. By the time Nehru left the ashram, Fischer could detect that Nehru was being won over, later becoming a stronger advocate of____________ than Gandhi himself.
(a) Ending the civil disobedience.
(b) Lessening the civil disobedience.
(c) Shortening the civil disobedience.
(d) The civil disobedience.

13. The author of the book, Louis Fischer, visits Gandhi where?
(a) In South Africa.
(b) In his apartment.
(c) In his ashram.
(d) In Bombay.

14. The author describes Gandhi as the most ________ man on earth.
(a) Interesting.
(b) Loving.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Christ-like.

15. Gandhi failed to win India's freedom while in London. How did the masses greet him when he returned?
(a) Like a failure.
(b) Like a stranger.
(c) Like a victor.
(d) Like a lost relative.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why could Gandhi not reconcile himself to this fact?

2. On February 22nd, Gandhi's dear wife, Kasturbai, died in prison, her head on his lap. From that time until his death, how did he honor her?

3. The leaders of the untouchables or Harijans immediately met with whom?

4. He worked effortlessly to quell the violence and promote peace and love to whom?

5. In August, 1931, Gandhi traveled with his son and entourage from Bombay to London for what?

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