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When independence finally came in 1947, what was it about the decision that made many Indians unhappy?
a) The country was divided along religious lines.
b) India was not allowed to have its own military.
c) Indians still had to depend on Britain for food and protection.
d) Most people in India wanted to turn down the offer of independence.

What did Gandhi urge Indians to do during World War II?
a) Gandhi took no position on World War II.
b) Gandhi urged Indians to work for the Japanese.
c) Gandhi felt everyone should help the British war effort.
d) Gandhi did not want Indians to take sides during the war.

Why did the Indians turn down dominion status when it was offered to them in the 1930s?
a) They wanted total freedom from Great Britain.
b) Gandhi was going to be asked to leave the country.
c) They thought dominion status would be temporary.
d) This arrangement would only have been offered to Indian Hindus.

What was Mohandas Gandhi's plan of civil disobedience?
a) People should refuse to obey a law they felt was unfair
b) violent demonstrations were needed in India until the British left
c) it was best to go along with British laws to avoid making the colonial authorities angry
d) the best way to change the laws was through passing legislation in the Indian National Congress

Which was an effect of the massacre at Amritsar?
a) Indians were afraid to ask for more rights because they thought they might be killed.
b) The Amritsar massacre got little press coverage so it had very little effect on Indian feelings.
c) Most people were so angry about the killings they became more united against the British.
d) Most Indians felt the people gathered at Amritsar were breaking the law and deserved punishment.

People in India were angry about the Rowlatt Act passed by the British in 1919 because it
a) ended public schooling for Indian children.
b) prohibited Indians from working in government jobs.
c) stated that only Indian Hindus could apply for British citizenship.
d) allowed the government to send Indians to jail without giving them a trial.

Indians helped the British in World War I because they believed it would
a) end unemployment in India.
b) help Indians that were eager to go to war.
c) encourage the British to grant India greater freedom after the war.
d) develop a strong Indian military that could later force the British to leave.

Indian nationalism in the 1800s began as a reaction to
a) British rule.
b) religious conflict.
c) communist-led revolution.
d) long period of drought and famine.

Which was one of the early goals of the Indian National Congress?
a) working to modernize Indian farming
b) trying to bring more industry to India
c) greater independence from British control
d) ending the religious wars being fought all over India

What is nationalism?
a) Loyalty based on geographic location
b) A feeling of belonging to a group that is highly educated and wealthy
c) A sense of belonging that is based on a written document like a constitution
d) Loyalty to a group with whom one shares a common history, culture, and/or religion

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