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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. 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) Bahimsa.
(b) Baptisma.
(c) Allahisma.
(d) Ahimsa.

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?
(a) His studies in England.
(b) His newfound friendships.
(c) Developing his character and living simply.
(d) His transformation into a British gentleman.

7. What did Gandhi call the new form of resistance?
(a) Sahara.
(b) Stand-up.
(c) Satyagraha.
(d) Sit-down.

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

9. Gandhi took this trip when he was in his ________________ year there in service to Dada Abdulla, and was riding in a first class compartment.
(a) Third.
(b) Second.
(c) First.
(d) Fourth.

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

11. Gandhi described himself as what?
(a) A uniquely strong child.
(b) A typical child with many friends.
(c) An unusual child.
(d) A cowardly child with a rather weak mind.

12. When a British passenger discovered him there, what did he demand that Gandhi do?
(a) Go to the back of the car.
(b) Stand up.
(c) Move to third class.
(d) Get off the train.

13. 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) Year-long.
(b) Five-year long.
(c) Ten-year long.
(d) Two-year long.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. The position was as Dada Abdulla's lawyer and a role as what?

3. 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?

4. How successful was Gandhi in Bombay?

5. What is Sevagram?

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