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In early 20th century India, Mohandas Gandhi advocated (encouraged) the policy satyagraha. Which of these statements BEST describes this policy?
a) Supporting British rule in India.
b) Passive resistance against the colonial powers that ruled over India.
c) Convincing his foes to make alliances with him in return for trade benefits.
d) Making agreements with the United States to resist possible Soviet occupation.

Mohandas Gandhi sought to promote nationalism in India based on;
a) Hindu principles
b) Islamic principles
c) nonalignment during the Cold War
d) political independence from Britain.

The phrase Indian Independence movement refers to the Indian effort to break free from the rule of;
a) Africa
b) Britain
c) China
d) Pakistan

Who do the following items describe; born in 1869 in a British colony, studied law in England, practiced law in South Africa, and led India to Independence in 1947?
a) Mao Zedong
b) Ho Chi Minh
c) Mohandas Gandhi
d) Kim Il Sung

What was involved in Mohandas Gandhi’s plan of civil disobedience?
a) Violent demonstrations
b) Passing new laws in the Indian National Congress
c) People should refuse to obey a law they felt unfair, but do it without violence.
d) He felt it was best to go along with the British laws and do nothing.

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.

Which new countries were created in addition to independent India?
a) East and West Pakistan
b) North and South Korea
c) North and South Vietnam
d) Pakistan and Afghanistan

Both Mohandas Gandhi and Mao Zedong;
a) believed in non-violent political movements
b) appealed to the common people for support
c) desired democratic reforms with capitalists economies
d) led revolutionary movements against the British empire.

Which country is the largest democracy in the world?
a) Japan
b) United States
c) India
d) South Korea

Which historic figure supported nonviolence as a way of India gaining its independence from Britain?
a) Mother Teresa
b) Ho Chi Minh
c) Chaing Kai-shek
d) Mohandas Gandhi

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