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

2. When a man does everything in worship, Easwaran explains, everywhere he goes is what?
(a) His family.
(b) His world.
(c) A temple.
(d) His home.

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

4. The author comes from Gandhi's home and ethos, and sees the world from a perspective very like Gandhi's instead of through what?
(a) A Middle Eastern viewpoint.
(b) A traditionally Indian background.
(c) Any Westernized lens.
(d) The perspective of other Indian cultural groups.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Nagler cites all of the fields in which Gandhi inspired revolution, including economics, politics, philosophy and the science and art of _________.

2. The remarkable thing about humanity, he says, is not its ability to shape our world, but ______________________.

3. When a British passenger discovered him there, what did he demand that Gandhi do?

4. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?

5. The police reaction to the Indian response was what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Gandhi respond when he is asked the secret of life?

3. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

4. How does detachment help Gandhi?

5. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

6. How is a mantra important?

7. How did Kasturbai use satyagraha to help her husband?

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

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

10. Who was Gandhi's first adversary as he strove for ahimsa?

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