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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) God.
(b) Family.
(c) Peace and hope.
(d) Selflessness and grace.

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

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

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

5. Part of what made Gandhi so very winsome was what?
(a) The extravagant life he led.
(b) His ability to give.
(c) His kind personality.
(d) The simplicity and poverty in which he continued to voluntarily live.

6. What did Gandhi's uncle suggest he do?
(a) Go to England to find work.
(b) Go to England to study law.
(c) Go to England to study medicine.
(d) Go to England to study religion.

7. How many satyagrahis were jailed at this time?
(a) Dozens.
(b) A few.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) Thousands.

8. 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 had proposed the Black Act.
(c) They were fairly kind to the Indian population.
(d) They had created the Jim Crow Laws.

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

10. 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) Eknath Easwaran.
(b) Kasterbai.
(c) Gandhi's father.
(d) Gandhi's mother.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?

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?

3. Describe Gandhi's early time in England.

4. Weeks of more protest followed, as did hundreds more arrests, culminating at last with what?

5. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?

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