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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Britain had forbidden Indians to gather their own salt, requiring instead that they buy it at a premium from British sources. So, on Gandhi's signal, all of India would simply walk to the ocean and pick up the salt that laid there for the taking and buy and sell it locally from each other, as if the law had never been enacted. What was this called?
(a) The Salt Collection of 1925.
(b) The Salt Selling of 1920.
(c) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.
(d) The Salt Wars of 1935.

2. How does Gandhi plan on taking the lessons from the failures of his past?
(a) To stay away from anything that could cause failure.
(b) Be proud of his accomplishments and to forget his failures.
(c) To think of his family first.
(d) To not run from failure again.

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

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

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

6. 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?
(a) Gandhi's father.
(b) Eknath Easwaran.
(c) Gandhi's mother.
(d) Kasterbai.

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

8. What manifested itself in proud and oppressive rule over Katurbai until her tender and forgiving example made her one of his most effective teachers?
(a) His love of his family.
(b) His rude personality.
(c) His childishness.
(d) His desire to not be married.

9. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?
(a) Somewhat.
(b) Only at first.
(c) Very.
(d) Not at all.

10. Following a period of complete submission to all of the nuances of English dress and society, Gandhi concluded that the practice was doing what to him?
(a) Making him feel more at home.
(b) Making him more friends.
(c) Making him wish he were not Indian.
(d) Making him more self conscious and costing him more money.

11. 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) Human strength.
(b) Fear.
(c) Evil.
(d) Human capacity.

12. Addressing the concept of ____________, Gandhi pleaded with the Indians that one cannot participate in such a system without becoming another of its victims and weakening the nation as a whole.
(a) Race.
(b) Untouchability.
(c) Poverty.
(d) Religion.

13. What is Sevagram?
(a) Gandhi's law practice.
(b) Gandhi's home town.
(c) Gandhi's birth name.
(d) Gandhi's Ashram.

14. What does the author say about Gandhi as a boy?
(a) He was nothing remarkable.
(b) He was quite remarkable.
(c) He was very intelligent.
(d) He was outgoing and proud.

15. Easwaran opens his chapter describing the Way of Love by recounting what story?
(a) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to India.
(b) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to England.
(c) A transformative trip Gandhi took by boat.
(d) A transformative trip Gandhi took by train.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Gandhi's uncle suggest he do?

3. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?

4. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?

5. Applying the same self-discipline he learned in London, Gandhi applied his independent knowledge of bookkeeping to the accounts in question and became what?

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