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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. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?
(a) Very.
(b) Only at first.
(c) Not at all.
(d) Somewhat.

2. When a British passenger discovered him there, what did he demand that Gandhi do?
(a) Move to third class.
(b) Stand up.
(c) Go to the back of the car.
(d) Get off the train.

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

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

5. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?
(a) As long as they denied access to non-Indians, then God was not present there.
(b) As long as they listened to the British, then God was not present there.
(c) As long as they allow access to non-Hindus, then God was not present there.
(d) As long as they were complicit in denying untouchables access, then God was not present there either.

Short Answer 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.

2. Perhaps one of his most potent moments on the world stage came when what happened?

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. Having promised his mother not to eat meat as the English did, Gandhi took up the scientific study of what?

5. Gandhi described himself as what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

2. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

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

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

5. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

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

7. What requires courage regarding this movement against the Black Act?

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

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

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

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