Gandhi Test | Final 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. Were the odds against Gandhi?

2. Did Gandhi attend the official celebration?

3. What did temples do for the untouchables?

4. The British officials recommended __________, and the establishment of a central government along with provincial governments that would have sweeping authority.

5. A week after Gandhi returned, what happened to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Gandhi feels about the first agreement? What happened after he gave his response regarding this agreement?

2. What did the Indian Congress do regarding the partition? How did Gandhi react to this?

3. Why could Gandhi not convert to Christianity?

4. Did Gandhi win India's freedom? How was he treated when he returned home?

5. Describe Gandhi's personal life.

6. What took place in August of 1946?

7. Where did Gandhi and his son go in August of 1931?

8. What happened on August 15, 1947?

9. How was Gandhi affected when WWII broke out?

10. What positive action took place while Gandhi fasted?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi reads John Ruskins' UNTO THIS LAST.

Part 1) What does he learn from this book? How does this book change his life?

Part 2) How do others feel about these changes? Why do they feel this way?

Part 3) What literature, movie, or other media source has influenced your own life? How? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Gandhi's personal life is not as successful as his public life.

Part 1) Describe his personal life. Why is it not as successful as his public life? How might he feel about this? Why?

Part 2) Could Gandhi have had a more balanced life and still have been successful? Why or why not?

Part 3) Is it possible for public figures to have healthy personal lives and be successful in their public agendas? Why or why not?

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