Name: ______________________________ Date: ________________ Period: ______
- How have people historically responded to legal injustice?
- What recourses other than violent action do people have available to them?
- What role can effective leaders play in helping to organize effective responses to oppression?
- Can we judge which responses are most effective given their historical context?
- What attitude changes are necessary both on the part of the victims and the victimizers in order for the situation to change?
This requires you to think and interpret what you learned and how you feel Gandhi feels/reason why he did what he did.
1. Describe how you feel Gandhi was affected by growing up in a prominent liberal Hindu Middle Class home affect him? (he was the Vaisya Caste for farmers and merchants)
2. How did being married at thirteen to a girl he had never met before affect his thinking about romantic love?
3. How did his life in England as a law student influence his ideas on Christianity and the Industrial Revolution?
4. What life experienced caused him to develop such a committed interest in improving the conditions of the caste, class, and poverty for his people?
Spinning and the Spinning Wheel Questions
1. Why did Gandhi ask his wife to teach him how to use the Spinning wheel?
2. What are some benefits of Hand-Spinning according to Gandhi?
3. What were obstacles Gandhi’s program faced?
4. What was Khadi economics?
5. What did Gandhi mean by “penance”?
6. How did “Spinning of the Wheel” help one’s relationship with God?