Gandhi 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. In his youth, Mohandas privately rejected what although he returned to it later in life?

2. After reading ______________, Gandhi's life was forever changed.

3. Gandhi's austere Satyagraha Ashram was located at Sabarmati where Gandhi lived in a cell-like room free of possessions where he did what?

4. Gandhi decided to live the simple life of what?

5. Winston Churchill was reviled by the appearance of equality between who and what he termed the half-naked, seditious fakir from India?

Short Essay Questions

1. What took place on March 11, 1928?

2. How did Gandhi end up in South Africa? What was the second incident that changed Gandhi's life?

3. Describe Gandhi's first major speech.

4. What happened after WWI ended?

5. Why did Gandhi end his campaign against the Rowlatt Act?

6. What is a Yogi?

7. Describe politics involving Indians in the early 1900s. How did this affect Gandhi?

8. Why were a million people gathered on January 31, 1948?

9. What is satyagraha?

10. How did "Unto This Last" change Gandhi's life forever?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Two incidences change Gandhi forever.

Part 1) What are these two incidences? Why do these incidences so greatly impact Gandhi?

Part 2) How do the world events during Gandhi's life, as a whole, impact him, his philosophy, and his actions?

Part 3) What incidences in your own life have impacted you? Why? How do they compare to incidences in Gandhi's life?

Essay Topic 2

Gandhi wins the support of the liberals.

Part 1) How does he go about doing this? How is this beneficial?

Part 2) Why is he able to win support form the liberals but not others?

Part 3) What issues in the United States might you compare this to? Explain the outcomes of these issues and how they compare to the issues with which Gandhi deals.

Essay Topic 3

Gandhi promotes boycotting.

Part 1) Describe these boycotts. How successful are they? Why?

Part 2) What other forms of non-violent protest does he encourage? How does this slowly change the face of India? Would any other approaches have been more effective? Why or why not?

Part 3) How have non-violent protests changed the U.S.? How different would the U.S. be if non-violent protests had not occurred?

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