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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The remarkable thing about humanity, he says, is not its ability to shape our world, but ______________________.
(a) The capacity in each individual to reshape himself according to the highest ideals.
(b) Out world's ability to shape humanity.
(c) Its ability to be shaped by others.
(d) God's ability to shape humanity.

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

4. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?
(a) The one sanctioning the oppression of anyone not of Indian descent.
(b) The one sanctioning the oppression of those Indians who were not Hindu.
(c) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's poorest classes.
(d) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's wealthy.

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

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

7. 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 did not sentence him to death.
(c) The jury truly believed that their system existed for the good of the people.
(d) The jury would pray for him.

8. Gandhi sulked in his homesickness until when?
(a) A British student pointed out that the thing to be learne in England was English custom.
(b) A British student told him to go back home.
(c) A fellow Indian told him to go back home.
(d) A fellow Indian pointed out that the best things to be learned in England were English customs.

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

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

11. 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) Race.
(d) Religion.

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

13. Following a period of complete submission to all of the nuances of English dress and society, Gandhi concluded that the practice was doing what to him?
(a) Making him more friends.
(b) Making him feel more at home.
(c) Making him wish he were not Indian.
(d) Making him more self conscious and costing him more money.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years from that day did Gandhi's determination blossom into inspiration to organize his first mass non-violent resistance?

2. Nagler points to Gandhi's very inauspicious beginnings as an underachieving student with ____________________.

3. What did Gandhi call the Yeravda Prison?

4. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?

5. What is Sevagram?

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