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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. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?
(a) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's wealthy.
(b) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's poorest classes.
(c) The one sanctioning the oppression of anyone not of Indian descent.
(d) The one sanctioning the oppression of those Indians who were not Hindu.

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

3. The remarkable thing about humanity, he says, is not its ability to shape our world, but ______________________.
(a) God's ability to shape humanity.
(b) The capacity in each individual to reshape himself according to the highest ideals.
(c) Out world's ability to shape humanity.
(d) Its ability to be shaped by others.

4. Finding himself happier and healthier for the change, Gandhi shifted his attention to what?
(a) His diet.
(b) Understanding British culture.
(c) Studying religion.
(d) Looking for a new wife.

5. Having made a dismal performance in high school, what did Gandhi need?
(a) A new direction.
(b) A job.
(c) New guidance.
(d) A second chance at high school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Leaving Kasturbai again, this time with two sons, Gandhi left for South Africa in the hopes of what?

2. What manifested itself in proud and oppressive rule over Katurbai until her tender and forgiving example made her one of his most effective teachers?

3. ________________ 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.

4. 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.

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How was Imperialism put on trial?

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

8. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

9. What is the Black Act? What does Gandhi think of it?

10. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

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