Introduction to Gandhi
Check Your
Comprehension
Vocabulary: Check for meanings
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born
job
begin
find
clothes
independence
light

study
religion...
1. Where was Gandhi born?
a. South Africa
b. England
c. India
England

South Africa
Look at the first sentence in the
Introduction:

• Gandhi was an ordinary
boy from an ordinary Hindu
family in India.
1. Where was Gandhi born?
a. South Africa
b. England
c. India
2. Where did Gandhi study law?
a. South Africa
b. England
c. India
Look at the third sentence in the
Introduction:

• He studied law at a college
in England.
2. Where did Gandhi study law?
a. South Africa
b. England
c. India
3. Where did Gandhi get his first
job?
a. South Africa
b. England
c. India
Look at the first sentence in the
second paragraph:

• His first job took him to
South Africa.
3. Where did Gandhi get his first
job?
a. South Africa
b. England
c. India
4. What was the religion of
Gandhi’s family?
a. Muslim
b. Hindu
c. Christian
Muslims: Picture from http://muslimgirl.net/2619/muslims-a-matter-of-perception
Hindus:

Picture from http://people.howstuffworks.com/reincarnation1.htm
Christians:

Picture from http://peacebk.blogspot.com/2012/09/christians-indebted-to-muhammad.html
Look at the the first sentence in the
Introduction:

• Gandhi was an ordinary
boy from an ordinary
Hindu family in India.
4. What was the religion of
Gandhi’s family?
a. Muslim
b. Hindu
c. Christian
5. Where did Gandhi start to
fight for the rights of Indians?
a. England
b. India
c. South Africa
Look at the second paragraph:

• First sentence: His first job took
him to South Africa.
(This paragraph is about Gandhi
i...
5. Where did Gandhi start to
fight for the rights of Indians?
a. England
b. India
c. South Africa
6. Why did Gandhi go to
England?
a. to find a job
b. to study law
c. to get married
Look at the third sentence in the first
paragraph:

• He studied law at a college
in England.
6. Why did Gandhi go to
England?
a. to find a job
b. to study law
c. to get married
7. When did Gandhi return to
India?
a. 1915
b. 24
c. 46
Look at the second sentence in the
third paragraph:

• He came back to India in
1915 in simple, white
Indian clothes.
7. When did Gandhi return to
India?
a. 1915
b. 24
c. 46
8. How old was Gandhi when he
returned to India?
a. 1915
b. 46
c. 24
Look at the first sentence in Chapter 1:

• Mohandes Karamchand
Gandhi was born in 1869 in
Porbandar, in the west of
India...
Look at the second sentence in the
third paragraph of the Introduction:

He came back to India in
1915 in simple, white In...
1915 – 1869 = 46
8. How old was Gandhi when he
returned to India?
a. 1915
b. 46
c. 24
9. What kind of clothes did Gandhi
wear when he went to England?
a. South African clothes
b. European clothes
c. Indian cl...
Look at the first sentence in the third
paragraph:

• When Gandhi left India in
1893, he wore European
clothes.
9. What kind of clothes did Gandhi
wear when he went to England?
a. South African clothes
b. European clothes
c. Indian cl...
10. Why did Gandhi wear simple,
white Indian clothes when he
returned to India?
a. Because he wanted to show his people a ...
Look at the last sentence in the fourth
paragraph:

• He showed them a simple,
holy way of life.
We can guess that the sim...
10. Why did Gandhi wear simple,
white Indian clothes when he
returned to India?
a. Because he wanted to show his people a ...
11. How long did Gandhi fight for
India's independence from Great
Britain?
a. 22 years
b. more than 30 years
c. a thousand...
Look at the first and second sentences
in the fourth paragraph:

• In India, Gandhi started to
fight for independence
from...
11. How long did Gandhi fight for
India's independence from Great
Britain?
a. 22 years
b. more than 30 years
c. a thousand...
12. Nehru said, "in a thousand years,
people will see that light … It is the
light of truth."
What did Nehru mean by "the ...
“Truth” is a kind of idea.
It is not a political event like the
independence of India from
Britain.

It is not a place lik...
12. Nehru said, "in a thousand years,
people will see that light … It is the
light of truth."
What did Nehru mean by "the ...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Gandhi Check Your Comprehension
  2. 2. Vocabulary: Check for meanings http://translate.google.com born job begin find clothes independence light study religion fight married simple thousand truth law family rights (noun) return how long year
  3. 3. 1. Where was Gandhi born? a. South Africa b. England c. India
  4. 4. England South Africa
  5. 5. Look at the first sentence in the Introduction: • Gandhi was an ordinary boy from an ordinary Hindu family in India.
  6. 6. 1. Where was Gandhi born? a. South Africa b. England c. India
  7. 7. 2. Where did Gandhi study law? a. South Africa b. England c. India
  8. 8. Look at the third sentence in the Introduction: • He studied law at a college in England.
  9. 9. 2. Where did Gandhi study law? a. South Africa b. England c. India
  10. 10. 3. Where did Gandhi get his first job? a. South Africa b. England c. India
  11. 11. Look at the first sentence in the second paragraph: • His first job took him to South Africa.
  12. 12. 3. Where did Gandhi get his first job? a. South Africa b. England c. India
  13. 13. 4. What was the religion of Gandhi’s family? a. Muslim b. Hindu c. Christian
  14. 14. Muslims: Picture from http://muslimgirl.net/2619/muslims-a-matter-of-perception
  15. 15. Hindus: Picture from http://people.howstuffworks.com/reincarnation1.htm
  16. 16. Christians: Picture from http://peacebk.blogspot.com/2012/09/christians-indebted-to-muhammad.html
  17. 17. Look at the the first sentence in the Introduction: • Gandhi was an ordinary boy from an ordinary Hindu family in India.
  18. 18. 4. What was the religion of Gandhi’s family? a. Muslim b. Hindu c. Christian
  19. 19. 5. Where did Gandhi start to fight for the rights of Indians? a. England b. India c. South Africa
  20. 20. Look at the second paragraph: • First sentence: His first job took him to South Africa. (This paragraph is about Gandhi in South Africa.) • Last sentence: He started to fight for the rights of Indians.
  21. 21. 5. Where did Gandhi start to fight for the rights of Indians? a. England b. India c. South Africa
  22. 22. 6. Why did Gandhi go to England? a. to find a job b. to study law c. to get married
  23. 23. Look at the third sentence in the first paragraph: • He studied law at a college in England.
  24. 24. 6. Why did Gandhi go to England? a. to find a job b. to study law c. to get married
  25. 25. 7. When did Gandhi return to India? a. 1915 b. 24 c. 46
  26. 26. Look at the second sentence in the third paragraph: • He came back to India in 1915 in simple, white Indian clothes.
  27. 27. 7. When did Gandhi return to India? a. 1915 b. 24 c. 46
  28. 28. 8. How old was Gandhi when he returned to India? a. 1915 b. 46 c. 24
  29. 29. Look at the first sentence in Chapter 1: • Mohandes Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbandar, in the west of India.
  30. 30. Look at the second sentence in the third paragraph of the Introduction: He came back to India in 1915 in simple, white Indian clothes.
  31. 31. 1915 – 1869 = 46
  32. 32. 8. How old was Gandhi when he returned to India? a. 1915 b. 46 c. 24
  33. 33. 9. What kind of clothes did Gandhi wear when he went to England? a. South African clothes b. European clothes c. Indian clothes
  34. 34. Look at the first sentence in the third paragraph: • When Gandhi left India in 1893, he wore European clothes.
  35. 35. 9. What kind of clothes did Gandhi wear when he went to England? a. South African clothes b. European clothes c. Indian clothes
  36. 36. 10. Why did Gandhi wear simple, white Indian clothes when he returned to India? a. Because he wanted to show his people a simple, holy way of life. b. Because he was a world leader. c. Because he was poor and could not buy expensive clothes.
  37. 37. Look at the last sentence in the fourth paragraph: • He showed them a simple, holy way of life. We can guess that the simple white clothes are connected to Gandhi’s simple, holy way of life.
  38. 38. 10. Why did Gandhi wear simple, white Indian clothes when he returned to India? a. Because he wanted to show his people a simple, holy way of life. b. Because he was a world leader. c. Because he was poor and could not buy expensive clothes.
  39. 39. 11. How long did Gandhi fight for India's independence from Great Britain? a. 22 years b. more than 30 years c. a thousand years
  40. 40. Look at the first and second sentences in the fourth paragraph: • In India, Gandhi started to fight for independence from Britain. It took more than thirty years.
  41. 41. 11. How long did Gandhi fight for India's independence from Great Britain? a. 22 years b. more than 30 years c. a thousand years
  42. 42. 12. Nehru said, "in a thousand years, people will see that light … It is the light of truth." What did Nehru mean by "the light of truth"? a. The independence of India from Great Britain b. The British Empire c. Gandhi's ideas about nonviolent protest
  43. 43. “Truth” is a kind of idea. It is not a political event like the independence of India from Britain. It is not a place like British Empire.
  44. 44. 12. Nehru said, "in a thousand years, people will see that light … It is the light of truth." What did Nehru mean by "the light of truth"? a. The independence of India from Great Britain b. The British Empire c. Gandhi's ideas about nonviolent protest

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