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

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

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

4. 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) Draw out the court case, so the lawyers could earn a great deal of money.
(c) Find a solution that would serve both parties and close the case quickly.
(d) Find a way that all could benefit.

5. Michael N. Nagler of the University of California, Berkley provides the forward for the book, and opens by asking the reader what?
(a) To consider whether Gandhi is a good example to follow.
(b) To consider whether Gandhi helped others.
(c) To consider whether Gandhi might be the most significant historical figure of the 20th century.
(d) To consider whether Gandhi was a great man.

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

7. 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 quietly.
(d) Living frugally.

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

9. What is Sevagram?
(a) Gandhi's law practice.
(b) Gandhi's birth name.
(c) Gandhi's home town.
(d) Gandhi's Ashram.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?

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

3. 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?

4. He was also confronted with a form of prejudice against him for what reason?

5. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?

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