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Eknath Easwaran
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Forward/The Transformation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say about Gandhi as a boy?
(a) He was outgoing and proud.
(b) He was quite remarkable.
(c) He was very intelligent.
(d) He was nothing remarkable.

2. Michael N. Nagler of the University of California, Berkley provides the forward for the book, and opens by asking the reader what?
(a) To consider whether Gandhi helped others.
(b) To consider whether Gandhi was a great man.
(c) To consider whether Gandhi might be the most significant historical figure of the 20th century.
(d) To consider whether Gandhi is a good example to follow.

3. His discovery inspired him to finding more and more means to do what?
(a) Serve.
(b) Earn more money.
(c) Work on more difficult cases.
(d) Take on court cases.

4. Nagler cites all of the fields in which Gandhi inspired revolution, including economics, politics, philosophy and the science and art of _________.
(a) Living frugally.
(b) Living quietly.
(c) Living a life of solitude.
(d) Living healthfully.

5. Leaving Kasturbai again, this time with two sons, Gandhi left for South Africa in the hopes of what?
(a) Gaining some experience.
(b) Making a new life for himself.
(c) Earning a better living.
(d) Forgetting about his family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Nagler points to Gandhi's very inauspicious beginnings as an underachieving student with ____________________.

2. Applying the same self-discipline he learned in London, Gandhi applied his independent knowledge of bookkeeping to the accounts in question and became what?

3. What manifested itself in proud and oppressive rule over Katurbai until her tender and forgiving example made her one of his most effective teachers?

4. In the first chapter, Easwaran describes the contrast between Gandhi as a youth to what?

5. Through a connection of his brother's, Gandhi was given a ____________ contract with a Muslim firm in South Africa to work what he thought would be a clerical position well below the dignity of his education.

(see the answer key)

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