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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?
(a) As long as they listened to the British, then God was not present there.
(b) As long as they denied access to non-Indians, then God was not present there.
(c) As long as they allow access to non-Hindus, then God was not present there.
(d) As long as they were complicit in denying untouchables access, then God was not present there either.

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

3. 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) Religion.
(d) Humanity.

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

5. Finding himself happier and healthier for the change, Gandhi shifted his attention to what?
(a) Understanding British culture.
(b) His diet.
(c) Studying religion.
(d) Looking for a new wife.

6. Upon his return from his service to the British and witnessing the Zulu Rebellion, he discovered what about the Transvaal government?
(a) They were fairly kind to the Indian population.
(b) They had proposed the Black Act.
(c) They had proposed the White Act.
(d) They had created the Jim Crow Laws.

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

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

9. 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) Fear.
(c) Human strength.
(d) Human capacity.

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

11. Describe Gandhi's early time in England.
(a) Incredibly lonely.
(b) A time of making new friends.
(c) Surprisingly exciting.
(d) Entertaining.

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

13. 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) Untouchability.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Religion.
(d) Race.

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

15. How successful was Gandhi in Bombay?
(a) He did not practice law in Bombay.
(b) Not very successful.
(c) Very successful.
(d) Somewhat successful.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gandhi coined the word ____________ to describe the Dalits (the oppressed), to call them the children of God, in order to remind the higher classes that their actions toward the oppressed was a part of their worship of God.

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

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

4. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?

5. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?

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