Gandhi Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Louis Fischer
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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. Gandhi expressed his rather unconventional thoughts on what in his first book, HIND SWARAJ OR INDIAN HOME RULE?

2. When it was time to decide upon a career, Gandhi decided to become what?

3. Gandhi had made "humility and truth more powerful than ______________."

4. Persecution stemmed from what?

5. From these meager surroundings, Gandhi restored India's confidence through what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the first incident that changed Gandhi forever?

2. What is contained in Gandhi's first book, HIND SWARAJ or INDIAN HOME RULE?

3. Describe satyagraha's first test.

4. Describe Gandhi's marriage. What was his opinion about this type of marriage?

5. Describe Gandhi's first major speech.

6. By 1920, how did most British officials feel about Indians? How did this affect Gandhi?

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

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

9. How was Gandhi's theory regarding the gaining of equality for Indians strengthened?

10. What is satyagraha?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Winston Churchill does not like Gandhi.

Part 1) Describe Churchill's opinion of Gandhi. Why does he feel this way? What does this reveal about Churchill's character?

Part 2) How does Churchill's opinion affect Indian liberty? How does it affect your opinion of Churchill?

Part 3) Why might British colonies be important to Great Britain? How has the freeing of many of these colonies affected Great Britain today?

Essay Topic 2

Prejudice is strong in South Africa.

Part 1) Describe prejudice in South Africa. How does it compare to prejudice in other parts of the world at the turn of the century and the twentieth century?

Part 2) Why is prejudice so strong in South Africa? How does this affect Gandhi? How does this affect others in South Africa?

Part 3) What prejudice do you face in your own life? How do you deal with this?

Essay Topic 3

The Rowlett Acts of 1919 continue unfair conditions for Indians.

Part 1) Describe the Rowlett Acts of 1919. How does Gandhi respond to these acts? What are the consequences of his actions?

Part 2) Describe similar actions in the U.S. to similar unfair laws. Are the outcomes similar? Why or why not? Is Gandhi's strategy successful? Why or why not?

Part 3) How are these strategies used by Gandhi and other leaders seen in our world today? How is our world affected by the acts of Gandhi and others?

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