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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. By what year were civil rights written into law?
(a) 1924.
(b) 1914.
(c) 1904.
(d) 1918.

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

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

4. 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 Selling of 1920.
(c) The Salt Collection of 1925.
(d) The Salt Wars of 1935.

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

6. Nagler points to Gandhi's very inauspicious beginnings as an underachieving student with ____________________.
(a) A bad home life.
(b) Many friends.
(c) A bad temper.
(d) A many ailments.

7. 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.
(a) Maharijan.
(b) Harijan.
(c) Darijan.
(d) Madarijan.

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

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

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

11. When the passenger summoned the police, what happened?
(a) They arrested him.
(b) They left him alone in his seat.
(c) They physically moved him to third class.
(d) They left him sitting alone at Maritzburg Station.

12. 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 allow access to non-Hindus, then God was not present there.
(c) As long as they denied access to non-Indians, then God was not present there.
(d) As long as they were complicit in denying untouchables access, then God was not present there either.

13. How does Gandhi plan on taking the lessons from the failures of his past?
(a) To not run from failure again.
(b) To think of his family first.
(c) Be proud of his accomplishments and to forget his failures.
(d) To stay away from anything that could cause failure.

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

15. Gandhi met with Lord Irwin to negotiate, and made a point of taking a tiny bag of salt from his cloak and told the viceroy that he would drink his tea with salt in remembrance of what?
(a) The salt industry of Britain.
(b) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.
(c) The Boston Tea Party.
(d) The need for salt.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

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. What is the only universal thing?

5. What does this type of revolution mean?

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