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. What did the Indians do with the registrations they had filled out?

2. Gandhi encouraged the Indians to observe what?

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

4. On the way, Gandhi told who to make homemade clothing, reject alcohol and drugs, abandon child marriage and live pure lives?

5. While riding on a train from Maritzburg, what did an English man do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe satyagraha's first test.

3. Why did Gandhi try to unify the Hindus and Moslems? What were the end results of this attempt?

4. What did Gandhi learn upon returning to India?

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

6. What did Winston Churchill think of Gandhi? Why?

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

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

9. What did Gandhi give up at the age of thirty-seven? Why?

10. Describe where Gandhi spent the next sixteen years of his life.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As a child, Gandhi shows no proclivity towards school work and no special talent.

Part 1) How does this change? What role does his time in London play in this change?

Part 2) Describe incidences that create major changes in Gandhi's life, actions, and personality. Would Gandhi have changed so drastically without these incidences? Why or why not?

Part 3) What can you learn from Gandhi's childhood and adult life?

Essay Topic 2

Gandhi creates satyagraha.

Part 1) What is satyagraha? How is it created? How do his philosophies and beliefs help to create satyagraha?

Part 2) Describe the first time satyagraha is tested. How successful is this test? Why?

Part 3) How can we, as Americans, benefit from satyagraha?

Essay Topic 3

Gandhi has a philosophy regarding the Indian people.

Part 1) What is this philosophy? How has this philosophy been created?

Part 2) What are your thoughts on Gandhi's philosophy? Do you agree with it? Why or why not?

Part 3) What philosophy or philosophies do you have about your own life and culture? How have you come to believe this philosophy or these philosophies?

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