In this post you will get a detailed summary of sweet sixteen chapter 4 titled THE GANDHI TEST . Sweet Sixteen by Bolaji Abdullahi is the JAMB recommended text for UTME this year and it contains just 53 pages and 7 chapters.
Sweet Sixteen CHAPTER FOUR Summary – THE GANDHI TEST
Aliya’s family travels a lot, and when returning they always bring back mementos. Memento is an object one keeps as a reminder for something. Their living room is filled with mementos.
Some of the mementos include a young Arab boy riding a camel, statue of a maasal couple from Nairobi, Eiffel tower from Paris, Ijambulo, the lion cub from South-Africa, two hand-painted ostrich egg shells from Tanzania, the Tower Bridge and the bright -red television booth from London, the statue of liberty from New York, the pyramid and the sphinx from Egypt, a crystal Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is the tallest building in the world, and several other items.
Aliya and her mum had thier own mementos. Her mum has decorated plates from China, while: Aliya has a camel with jingle bells that she brought from Dubai. All these are contained in a huge mahogany cabinet decorated with glass doors. Two bright orange sofas and two green single chairs made up the living room.
Aliya still has some lingering questions in mind from the letter she has read, so she decides to gist with her father after breakfast. The family breakfast that morning comprises of bread, okraw and coke. Then she goes on to enquire from her dad, about the Gandhi test which is named after the great Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi,.
Her dad explains that the importance of the test is that people always hide their acts from others when they know that what they are doing is immoral or wrong. However if one is sure that what one does is right and acceptable to other members of the society they will not need to hide or be afraid of getting caught by others.
On the biography of Mahatma Gandhi, he corrects her notions saying that he fights for his country to gain independence from Great Britain and he is just an activist who is not interested in political power. As such, he is never a president.
He summarises his points on the need of ethics and morals in society which makes it organized and humans different from animals. It may not be spelt out as the same in every society but every society bears the same unit elements. Stealing and cheating are both negative elements in every society.
Also note that ALBERT EINSTEIN was a German – born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He died in 18th April 1955.
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