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

2. 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 India's poorest classes.
(b) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's wealthy.
(c) The one sanctioning the oppression of those Indians who were not Hindu.
(d) The one sanctioning the oppression of anyone not of Indian descent.

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

4. 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) Human strength.
(b) Evil.
(c) Human capacity.
(d) Fear.

5. ________________ 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.
(a) Religion.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Isolationism.
(d) Imperialism.

6. 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.

7. What did Gandhi call the Yeravda Prison?
(a) The Yeravda Hell.
(b) The Yeravda Home.
(c) The Yeravda Ashram.
(d) The Yeravda Temple.

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

9. 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.

10. When were Gandhi and Kasturbai married?
(a) When Gandhi was thirteen years old.
(b) When Gandhi was twenty years old.
(c) When Gandhi was eighteen years old.
(d) When Gandhi was twenty-two years old.

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

12. What is the only universal thing?
(a) Peace.
(b) Truth.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Love.

13. The police reaction to the Indian response was what?
(a) Minor.
(b) Weak.
(c) Peaceful.
(d) Instant and violent.

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

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

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. 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?

3. As Mahadev Desai read the words of the Bhagavad Gita describing the man who has let ________________ shape his being and shed all selfish desire to a gathering of followers, Easwaran was astonished to see the words become reality in the person of Mahatma Gandhi.

4. He made the determination then and there that he would do what?

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?

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