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

2. What does this type of revolution mean?
(a) Listen to yourself.
(b) Holding fast to truth.
(c) Forget the truth.
(d) Do what needs to be done.

3. How many satyagrahis were jailed at this time?
(a) Dozens.
(b) A few.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) Thousands.

4. Gandhi acted out of compassion for both the British and the Indians for what reason?
(a) To point out how valuable both systems were.
(b) To point out the flaws in their system.
(c) He loved both the British and Indian ideals.
(d) He was both British and Indian.

5. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?
(a) His family.
(b) His friends.
(c) His culture.
(d) His education.

6. 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?
(a) Gandhi's father.
(b) Kasterbai.
(c) Eknath Easwaran.
(d) Gandhi's mother.

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

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

9. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?
(a) Developing his character and living simply.
(b) His studies in England.
(c) His transformation into a British gentleman.
(d) His newfound friendships.

10. 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) Life.
(b) Politics.
(c) Humanity.
(d) Religion.

11. When a man does everything in worship, Easwaran explains, everywhere he goes is what?
(a) His home.
(b) A temple.
(c) His family.
(d) His world.

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

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

14. In Gandhi's view of human evolution, he saw what as the dharma of modern human beings--as the central law of their being--and violence as the dharma of the animals of the jungle?
(a) Allahisma.
(b) Baptisma.
(c) Bahimsa.
(d) Ahimsa.

15. 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?
(a) The jury believed he was guilty of breaking the law.
(b) The jury truly believed that their system existed for the good of the people.
(c) The jury would pray for him.
(d) The jury did not sentence him to death.

Short Answer Questions

1. His discovery inspired him to finding more and more means to do what?

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

3. Part of what made Gandhi so very winsome was what?

4. 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.

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

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