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Eknath Easwaran
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the passenger summoned the police, what happened?
(a) They left him sitting alone at Maritzburg Station.
(b) They arrested him.
(c) They physically moved him to third class.
(d) They left him alone in his seat.

2. He made the determination then and there that he would do what?
(a) Stay in South Africa and fight this injustice in whatever way he could.
(b) Return to England.
(c) Return home to India.
(d) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.

3. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?
(a) He lied to the leader.
(b) He told him clearly what he was doing and why.
(c) He stayed silent.
(d) He mocked the leader.

4. Part of what made Gandhi so very winsome was what?
(a) His ability to give.
(b) His kind personality.
(c) The extravagant life he led.
(d) The simplicity and poverty in which he continued to voluntarily live.

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

6. 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.
(a) Year-long.
(b) Five-year long.
(c) Ten-year long.
(d) Two-year long.

7. By what year were civil rights written into law?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1904.
(c) 1924.
(d) 1914.

8. 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.

9. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?
(a) Children.
(b) Non-Indians.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) The poor.

10. Seeing that his client was clearly right, and a long court battle would benefit no one but the lawyers, what was Gandhi determined to do?
(a) Quit the case.
(b) Find a way that all could benefit.
(c) Find a solution that would serve both parties and close the case quickly.
(d) Draw out the court case, so the lawyers could earn a great deal of money.

11. Weeks of more protest followed, as did hundreds more arrests, culminating at last with what?
(a) Gandhi's arrest.
(b) Gandhi's death.
(c) Kasturbai's arrest.
(d) The end to the protest.

12. Gandhi met with Lord Irwin to negotiate, and made a point of taking a tiny bag of salt from his cloak and told the viceroy that he would drink his tea with salt in remembrance of what?
(a) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.
(b) The salt industry of Britain.
(c) The Boston Tea Party.
(d) The need for salt.

13. The remarkable thing about humanity, he says, is not its ability to shape our world, but ______________________.
(a) The capacity in each individual to reshape himself according to the highest ideals.
(b) Its ability to be shaped by others.
(c) Out world's ability to shape humanity.
(d) God's ability to shape humanity.

14. 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.
(a) Peaceful living.
(b) His family.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Love.

15. What is the only universal thing?
(a) Peace.
(b) Truth.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Easwaran quotes an excerpt from a letter Gandhi wrote to an English follower saying that those who do not see how politics and religion are related to one another do not understand what?

3. Having made a dismal performance in high school, what did Gandhi need?

4. Describe Gandhi's early time in England.

5. How successful was Gandhi in Bombay?

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