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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?
(a) His education.
(b) His family.
(c) His culture.
(d) His friends.

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. Gandhi took this trip when he was in his ________________ year there in service to Dada Abdulla, and was riding in a first class compartment.
(a) Third.
(b) First.
(c) Fourth.
(d) Second.

4. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?
(a) He refused to move.
(b) He did as he asked.
(c) He laughed at him.
(d) He stood up in his seat.

5. Nagler refers to the Berkley documentary called Gandhi's India in which one of the women interviewed praised Gandhi's view as one from which there are no limits to ______________, and Nagler praises the clarity with which Gandhi's life demonstrated the point.
(a) Fear.
(b) Human strength.
(c) Human capacity.
(d) Evil.

6. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?
(a) He stayed silent.
(b) He mocked the leader.
(c) He told him clearly what he was doing and why.
(d) He lied to the leader.

7. 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) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.
(d) Return to England.

8. Gandhi's marriage to Kasturbai was arranged by whom?
(a) Himself and Kasturbai.
(b) His parents.
(c) God.
(d) The religious leaders.

9. When the passenger summoned the police, what happened?
(a) They physically moved him to third class.
(b) They left him sitting alone at Maritzburg Station.
(c) They left him alone in his seat.
(d) They arrested him.

10. Gandhi described himself as what?
(a) An unusual child.
(b) A typical child with many friends.
(c) A uniquely strong child.
(d) A cowardly child with a rather weak mind.

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

12. Michael N. Nagler of the University of California, Berkley provides the forward for the book, and opens by asking the reader what?
(a) To consider whether Gandhi is a good example to follow.
(b) To consider whether Gandhi was a great man.
(c) To consider whether Gandhi might be the most significant historical figure of the 20th century.
(d) To consider whether Gandhi helped others.

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

14. Weeks of more protest followed, as did hundreds more arrests, culminating at last with what?
(a) Gandhi's arrest.
(b) Kasturbai's arrest.
(c) The end to the protest.
(d) Gandhi's death.

15. ________________ itself was on trial as Gandhi told about how the streets were filled with the starving and sick who became poorer and poorer while the British got rich from the labor of the Indians.
(a) Democracy.
(b) Religion.
(c) Isolationism.
(d) Imperialism.

Short Answer Questions

1. To direct the reader to the means to learning the answer, Nagler points to whom as the perfect man to tell Gandhi's life story?

2. The remarkable thing about humanity, he says, is not its ability to shape our world, but ______________________.

3. He was also confronted with a form of prejudice against him for what reason?

4. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?

5. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?

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