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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. Applying the same self-discipline he learned in London, Gandhi applied his independent knowledge of bookkeeping to the accounts in question and became what?
(a) The single most informed person on the case.
(b) Envied by others on the case.
(c) Fairly well-informed on the case.
(d) Not very well-informed on the case.

2. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?
(a) He stayed silent.
(b) He told him clearly what he was doing and why.
(c) He mocked the leader.
(d) He lied to the leader.

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

4. In Gandhi's view of human evolution, he saw what as the dharma of modern human beings--as the central law of their being--and violence as the dharma of the animals of the jungle?
(a) Baptisma.
(b) Allahisma.
(c) Bahimsa.
(d) Ahimsa.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?

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

4. 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.

5. What is the only universal thing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gandhi do on the day of his death?

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

3. What does Gandhi say about the process of striving for purification and ahimsa?

4. What are things that Gandhi does in the company of others?

5. What role did Kasturbai play in Gandhi's personal transformation?

6. What analogy does Rambha give?

7. What would happen that reveals how Gandhi was revered?

8. How did Gandhi feel about volunteering? How did these feelings influence him?

9. What is the purpose of the final chapter?

10. On what was Gandhi focused? What do the people who gravitated to Gandhi reveal about him?

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