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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The position was as Dada Abdulla's lawyer and a role as what?
(a) Legal assistant in a complicated financial case.
(b) Legal assistant in a minor financial case.
(c) Legal advisor in a complicated financial case.
(d) Legal advisor in a minor financial case.

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

3. 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 did not sentence him to death.
(b) The jury truly believed that their system existed for the good of the people.
(c) The jury would pray for him.
(d) The jury believed he was guilty of breaking the law.

4. 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 industry of Britain.
(b) The Boston Tea Party.
(c) The need for salt.
(d) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When a man does everything in worship, Easwaran explains, everywhere he goes is what?

2. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?

3. 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?

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

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.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was different about Gandhi's behavior compared to other men in his position?

2. What happens when Gandhi meets the leader of the Transvaal government?

3. What did Gandhi learn about the law while in South Africa?

4. What intervened in Gandhi's life after graduation and his return to India?

5. What is Gandhi's reputation at this time in South Africa? Why?

6. With what was Gandhi confronted in South Africa? How did he deal with this?

7. How did Gandhi come to be married to Kasturbai?

8. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

9. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

10. What is one of the most potent moments in Gandhi's life?

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