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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Part of what made Gandhi so very winsome was what?
(a) The extravagant life he led.
(b) His ability to give.
(c) The simplicity and poverty in which he continued to voluntarily live.
(d) His kind personality.

2. Finding himself happier and healthier for the change, Gandhi shifted his attention to what?
(a) Looking for a new wife.
(b) Studying religion.
(c) Understanding British culture.
(d) His diet.

3. The author comes from Gandhi's home and ethos, and sees the world from a perspective very like Gandhi's instead of through what?
(a) A Middle Eastern viewpoint.
(b) The perspective of other Indian cultural groups.
(c) Any Westernized lens.
(d) A traditionally Indian background.

4. What did Gandhi call the new form of resistance?
(a) Stand-up.
(b) Satyagraha.
(c) Sit-down.
(d) Sahara.

5. He instructed a group of Indians to gather in Johannesburg and determined that the most effective course would be for the whole Indian population simply to do what?
(a) Return to India.
(b) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.
(c) Resolve not to submit to unfair treatment and be ready for any consequence.
(d) Retaliate violently.

6. What does this type of revolution mean?
(a) Forget the truth.
(b) Listen to yourself.
(c) Do what needs to be done.
(d) Holding fast to truth.

7. Describe Gandhi's early time in England.
(a) Surprisingly exciting.
(b) Entertaining.
(c) A time of making new friends.
(d) Incredibly lonely.

8. What is the only universal thing?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Peace.
(c) Truth.
(d) Love.

9. Perhaps one of his most potent moments on the world stage came when what happened?
(a) His followers left him to be arrested for inciting sedition.
(b) His followers were arrested for inciting sedition.
(c) He was taunted for inciting sedition.
(d) He was finally arrested for inciting sedition.

10. How successful was Gandhi in Bombay?
(a) He did not practice law in Bombay.
(b) Not very successful.
(c) Somewhat successful.
(d) Very successful.

11. Upon his return from his service to the British and witnessing the Zulu Rebellion, he discovered what about the Transvaal government?
(a) They had proposed the White Act.
(b) They were fairly kind to the Indian population.
(c) They had created the Jim Crow Laws.
(d) They had proposed the Black Act.

12. Where did Gandhi first attempt to practice law?
(a) Rajkot.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Bombay.

13. He made the determination then and there that he would do what?
(a) Stay in South Africa and fight this injustice in whatever way he could.
(b) Return home to India.
(c) Return to England.
(d) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.

14. Nagler cites all of the fields in which Gandhi inspired revolution, including economics, politics, philosophy and the science and art of _________.
(a) Living quietly.
(b) Living a life of solitude.
(c) Living frugally.
(d) Living healthfully.

15. Gandhi acted out of compassion for both the British and the Indians for what reason?
(a) He loved both the British and Indian ideals.
(b) To point out how valuable both systems were.
(c) He was both British and Indian.
(d) To point out the flaws in their system.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say about Gandhi as a boy?

2. Having made a dismal performance in high school, what did Gandhi need?

3. By what year were civil rights written into law?

4. When the passenger summoned the police, what happened?

5. Weeks of more protest followed, as did hundreds more arrests, culminating at last with what?

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