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

2. When were Gandhi and Kasturbai married?

3. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?

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?

5. He instructed a group of Indians to gather in Johannesburg and determined that the most effective course would be for the whole Indian population simply to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

2. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

3. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

4. What is ahimsa?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Gandhi call the new form of resistance? What does it mean?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

In South Africa, Gandhi's attitude toward law changed.

Part 1) What was Gandhi doing in South Africa? How was his attitude changed regarding law?

Part 2) How did the discovery about law change other aspects of Gandhi's life? Why?

Part 3) How did his experiences in England prepare him for this change in South Africa? How did this change guide him down a new path?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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