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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.
(a) Allahisma.
(b) Baptisma.
(c) Bahimsa.
(d) Ahimsa.

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

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

4. 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 would pray for him.
(b) The jury believed he was guilty of breaking the law.
(c) The jury did not sentence him to death.
(d) The jury truly believed that their system existed for the good of the people.

5. Perhaps one of his most potent moments on the world stage came when what happened?
(a) His followers left him to be arrested for inciting sedition.
(b) He was taunted for inciting sedition.
(c) His followers were arrested for inciting sedition.
(d) He was finally arrested for inciting sedition.

6. 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 was a great man.
(b) To consider whether Gandhi might be the most significant historical figure of the 20th century.
(c) To consider whether Gandhi helped others.
(d) To consider whether Gandhi is a good example to follow.

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

8. 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) Untouchability.
(c) Religion.
(d) Race.

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

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

11. Upon his return from his service to the British and witnessing the Zulu Rebellion, he discovered what about the Transvaal government?
(a) They had created the Jim Crow Laws.
(b) They were fairly kind to the Indian population.
(c) They had proposed the Black Act.
(d) They had proposed the White Act.

12. From that moment, Easwaran's lifelong dedication to ______________ took on a new life as he strove to embody the principals of the Bhagavad Gita in the same way he had seen them made real in the person of Gandhi.
(a) His family.
(b) Love.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Peaceful living.

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

14. The author comes from Gandhi's home and ethos, and sees the world from a perspective very like Gandhi's instead of through what?
(a) Any Westernized lens.
(b) A Middle Eastern viewpoint.
(c) The perspective of other Indian cultural groups.
(d) A traditionally Indian background.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?

2. What is Sevagram?

3. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?

4. Gandhi's marriage to Kasturbai was arranged by whom?

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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