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

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

7. As Mahadev Desai read the words of the Bhagavad Gita describing the man who has let ________________ shape his being and shed all selfish desire to a gathering of followers, Easwaran was astonished to see the words become reality in the person of Mahatma Gandhi.
(a) Selflessness and grace.
(b) Peace and hope.
(c) God.
(d) Family.

8. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?
(a) As long as they listened to the British, then God was not present there.
(b) As long as they were complicit in denying untouchables access, then God was not present there either.
(c) As long as they denied access to non-Indians, then God was not present there.
(d) As long as they allow access to non-Hindus, then God was not present there.

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

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

11. 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.
(a) Five-year long.
(b) Ten-year long.
(c) Year-long.
(d) Two-year long.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What did Gandhi call the Yeravda Prison?

3. Gandhi's marriage to Kasturbai was arranged by whom?

4. Gandhi acted out of compassion for both the British and the Indians for what reason?

5. The position was as Dada Abdulla's lawyer and a role as what?

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