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

2. 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 minor financial case.
(d) Legal assistant in a complicated financial case.

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

4. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?
(a) His education.
(b) His friends.
(c) His culture.
(d) His family.

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

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

7. ________________ 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) Isolationism.
(c) Imperialism.
(d) Democracy.

8. Through a connection of his brother's, Gandhi was given a ____________ contract with a Muslim firm in South Africa to work what he thought would be a clerical position well below the dignity of his education.
(a) Two-year long.
(b) Ten-year long.
(c) Five-year long.
(d) Year-long.

9. Having promised his mother not to eat meat as the English did, Gandhi took up the scientific study of what?
(a) The vegetarian diet.
(b) The Atkins diet.
(c) The raw foods diet.
(d) The British diet.

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

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

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

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

14. 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 Satyagraha of 1930.
(b) The Boston Tea Party.
(c) The need for salt.
(d) The salt industry of Britain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Gandhi first attempt to practice law?

2. 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?

3. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?

4. 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?

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

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