Gandhi, the Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. ________________ 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.

2. 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?

3. His discovery inspired him to finding more and more means to do what?

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

5. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

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

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

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

5. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

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

7. How did Gandhi find himself when he first arrived in England?

8. How did Gandhi feel about English customs? What did he do with these feelings?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi established ashrams.

Part 1) What is an ashram? Why does he establish them?

Part 2) How does he benefit from them? How do others benefit from them?

Part 3) How could an ashram be created in our own culture today? How would it benefit our society?

Essay Topic 2

Gandhi's return home was a struggle.

Part 1) Why was his return home a struggle? How did he handle this?

Part 2) How might Gandhi have handled this struggle later in life? Why?

Part 3) How does this struggle lead Gandhi to be the man as the world knows him?

Part 4) What does this say about the importance of one's struggles?

Essay Topic 3

Many of Gandhi's followers are women.

Part 1) Is this purely coincidence? Why or why not?

Part 2) What does Gandhi learn from these women? How does this affect his view of non-violence and the peace of the world?

Part 3) What are your thoughts on the importance of women in society? How can society benefit from women such as those who followed Gandhi?

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