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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. 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) Untouchability.
(c) Race.
(d) Poverty.

2. 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) Two-year long.
(c) Ten-year long.
(d) Year-long.

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

4. Having made a dismal performance in high school, what did Gandhi need?
(a) A second chance at high school.
(b) A job.
(c) New guidance.
(d) A new direction.

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

6. 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?
(a) Politics.
(b) Humanity.
(c) Life.
(d) Religion.

7. How many years from that day did Gandhi's determination blossom into inspiration to organize his first mass non-violent resistance?
(a) Ten.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Thirteen.

8. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?
(a) He did as he asked.
(b) He laughed at him.
(c) He refused to move.
(d) He stood up in his seat.

9. He was also confronted with a form of prejudice against him for what reason?
(a) His faith.
(b) His race.
(c) His accent.
(d) His education.

10. Easwaran opens his chapter describing the Way of Love by recounting what story?
(a) A transformative trip Gandhi took by boat.
(b) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to England.
(c) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to India.
(d) A transformative trip Gandhi took by train.

11. The position was as Dada Abdulla's lawyer and a role as what?
(a) Legal advisor in a minor financial case.
(b) Legal advisor in a complicated financial case.
(c) Legal assistant in a complicated financial case.
(d) Legal assistant in a minor financial case.

12. Nagler refers to the Berkley documentary called Gandhi's India in which one of the women interviewed praised Gandhi's view as one from which there are no limits to ______________, and Nagler praises the clarity with which Gandhi's life demonstrated the point.
(a) Evil.
(b) Human strength.
(c) Human capacity.
(d) Fear.

13. What did Gandhi's uncle suggest he do?
(a) Go to England to study law.
(b) Go to England to study medicine.
(c) Go to England to find work.
(d) Go to England to study religion.

14. As Mahadev Desai read the words of the Bhagavad Gita describing the man who has let ________________ shape his being and shed all selfish desire to a gathering of followers, Easwaran was astonished to see the words become reality in the person of Mahatma Gandhi.
(a) God.
(b) Peace and hope.
(c) Family.
(d) Selflessness and grace.

15. What did Gandhi call the new form of resistance?
(a) Stand-up.
(b) Sahara.
(c) Satyagraha.
(d) Sit-down.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When the passenger summoned the police, what happened?

3. ________________ itself was on trial as Gandhi told about how the streets were filled with the starving and sick who became poorer and poorer while the British got rich from the labor of the Indians.

4. Gandhi found himself a solitary apartment and began by doing what?

5. To direct the reader to the means to learning the answer, Nagler points to whom as the perfect man to tell Gandhi's life story?

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