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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?
(a) Children.
(b) The poor.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) Non-Indians.

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

4. By what year were civil rights written into law?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1924.
(c) 1914.
(d) 1904.

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

6. Seeing that his client was clearly right, and a long court battle would benefit no one but the lawyers, what was Gandhi determined to do?
(a) Find a way that all could benefit.
(b) Quit the case.
(c) Find a solution that would serve both parties and close the case quickly.
(d) Draw out the court case, so the lawyers could earn a great deal of money.

7. Gandhi coined the word ____________ to describe the Dalits (the oppressed), to call them the children of God, in order to remind the higher classes that their actions toward the oppressed was a part of their worship of God.
(a) Darijan.
(b) Maharijan.
(c) Madarijan.
(d) Harijan.

8. He was also confronted with a form of prejudice against him for what reason?
(a) His faith.
(b) His education.
(c) His race.
(d) His accent.

9. 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) Untouchability.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Race.
(d) Religion.

10. Gandhi sulked in his homesickness until when?
(a) A British student pointed out that the thing to be learne in England was English custom.
(b) A fellow Indian told him to go back home.
(c) A fellow Indian pointed out that the best things to be learned in England were English customs.
(d) A British student told him to go back home.

11. What did Gandhi call the Yeravda Prison?
(a) The Yeravda Ashram.
(b) The Yeravda Temple.
(c) The Yeravda Home.
(d) The Yeravda Hell.

12. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.
(a) Ahimsa.
(b) Allahisma.
(c) Bahimsa.
(d) Baptisma.

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

14. 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 proposed the Black Act.
(d) They had created the Jim Crow Laws.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Gandhi took this trip when he was in his ________________ year there in service to Dada Abdulla, and was riding in a first class compartment.

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

3. Through a connection of his brother's, Gandhi was given a ____________ contract with a Muslim firm in South Africa to work what he thought would be a clerical position well below the dignity of his education.

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

5. ________________ 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.

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