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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. Gandhi described himself as what?
(a) A cowardly child with a rather weak mind.
(b) An unusual child.
(c) A typical child with many friends.
(d) A uniquely strong child.

2. What manifested itself in proud and oppressive rule over Katurbai until her tender and forgiving example made her one of his most effective teachers?
(a) His rude personality.
(b) His childishness.
(c) His desire to not be married.
(d) His love of his family.

3. In the first chapter, Easwaran describes the contrast between Gandhi as a youth to what?
(a) Gandhi's parents.
(b) Gandhi as the world-changing figure he was to become.
(c) Gandhi's wife.
(d) Other students Gandhi's age.

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

5. How does Gandhi plan on taking the lessons from the failures of his past?
(a) To think of his family first.
(b) To stay away from anything that could cause failure.
(c) Be proud of his accomplishments and to forget his failures.
(d) To not run from failure again.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?

2. Michael N. Nagler of the University of California, Berkley provides the forward for the book, and opens by asking the reader what?

3. Having promised his mother not to eat meat as the English did, Gandhi took up the scientific study of what?

4. From that moment, Easwaran's lifelong dedication to ______________ took on a new life as he strove to embody the principals of the Bhagavad Gita in the same way he had seen them made real in the person of Gandhi.

5. Nagler cites all of the fields in which Gandhi inspired revolution, including economics, politics, philosophy and the science and art of _________.

(see the answer key)

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