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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Gandhi met with Lord Irwin to negotiate, and made a point of taking a tiny bag of salt from his cloak and told the viceroy that he would drink his tea with salt in remembrance of what?
(a) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.
(b) The Boston Tea Party.
(c) The salt industry of Britain.
(d) The need for salt.

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

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

5. When a British passenger discovered him there, what did he demand that Gandhi do?
(a) Go to the back of the car.
(b) Move to third class.
(c) Stand up.
(d) Get off the train.

6. He also explained his commitment to truth and non-violence, saying that whatever the penalty for his crime, he was ready to take it, if what?
(a) The jury believed he was guilty of breaking the law.
(b) The jury did not sentence him to death.
(c) The jury truly believed that their system existed for the good of the people.
(d) The jury would pray for him.

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

8. 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 Selling of 1920.
(b) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.
(c) The Salt Collection of 1925.
(d) The Salt Wars of 1935.

9. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?
(a) His newfound friendships.
(b) His studies in England.
(c) Developing his character and living simply.
(d) His transformation into a British gentleman.

10. 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 desire to not be married.
(b) His rude personality.
(c) His love of his family.
(d) His childishness.

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

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

13. 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 more self conscious and costing him more money.
(b) Making him wish he were not Indian.
(c) Making him feel more at home.
(d) Making him more friends.

14. Leaving Kasturbai again, this time with two sons, Gandhi left for South Africa in the hopes of what?
(a) Making a new life for himself.
(b) Gaining some experience.
(c) Forgetting about his family.
(d) Earning a better living.

15. 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) Resolve not to submit to unfair treatment and be ready for any consequence.
(b) Retaliate violently.
(c) Return to India.
(d) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Gandhi call the Yeravda Prison?

2. Nagler points to Gandhi's very inauspicious beginnings as an underachieving student with ____________________.

3. From that moment, Easwaran's lifelong dedication to ______________ took on a new life as he strove to embody the principals of the Bhagavad Gita in the same way he had seen them made real in the person of Gandhi.

4. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.

5. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?

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