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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Gandhi found himself a solitary apartment and began by doing what?
(a) Decorating it.
(b) Modeling himself after a fellow student whose poverty dictated that he cook his own meals and walk instead of paying for transportation.
(c) Hosting parties.
(d) Looking for a roommate.

2. Addressing the concept of ____________, Gandhi pleaded with the Indians that one cannot participate in such a system without becoming another of its victims and weakening the nation as a whole.
(a) Religion.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Untouchability.
(d) Race.

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

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

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

6. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?
(a) The one sanctioning the oppression of those Indians who were not Hindu.
(b) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's wealthy.
(c) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's poorest classes.
(d) The one sanctioning the oppression of anyone not of Indian descent.

7. Following a period of complete submission to all of the nuances of English dress and society, Gandhi concluded that the practice was doing what to him?
(a) Making him more self conscious and costing him more money.
(b) Making him wish he were not Indian.
(c) Making him feel more at home.
(d) Making him more friends.

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

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

10. 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 desire to not be married.
(b) His rude personality.
(c) His childishness.
(d) His love of his family.

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

12. Britain had forbidden Indians to gather their own salt, requiring instead that they buy it at a premium from British sources. So, on Gandhi's signal, all of India would simply walk to the ocean and pick up the salt that laid there for the taking and buy and sell it locally from each other, as if the law had never been enacted. What was this called?
(a) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.
(b) The Salt Collection of 1925.
(c) The Salt Wars of 1935.
(d) The Salt Selling of 1920.

13. The author comes from Gandhi's home and ethos, and sees the world from a perspective very like Gandhi's instead of through what?
(a) A traditionally Indian background.
(b) Any Westernized lens.
(c) The perspective of other Indian cultural groups.
(d) A Middle Eastern viewpoint.

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

15. Where did Gandhi first attempt to practice law?
(a) Paris.
(b) Rajkot.
(c) Bombay.
(d) London.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.

2. He instructed a group of Indians to gather in Johannesburg and determined that the most effective course would be for the whole Indian population simply to do what?

3. When a British passenger discovered him there, what did he demand that Gandhi do?

4. Gandhi sulked in his homesickness until when?

5. He also explained his commitment to truth and non-violence, saying that whatever the penalty for his crime, he was ready to take it, if what?

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