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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Leaving Kasturbai again, this time with two sons, Gandhi left for South Africa in the hopes of what?
(a) Gaining some experience.
(b) Making a new life for himself.
(c) Earning a better living.
(d) Forgetting about his family.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Gandhi found himself a solitary apartment and began by doing what?
(a) Hosting parties.
(b) Looking for a roommate.
(c) Modeling himself after a fellow student whose poverty dictated that he cook his own meals and walk instead of paying for transportation.
(d) Decorating it.

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

10. 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) Second.
(b) First.
(c) Third.
(d) Fourth.

11. Easwaran opens his chapter describing the Way of Love by recounting what story?
(a) A transformative trip Gandhi took by boat.
(b) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to England.
(c) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to India.
(d) A transformative trip Gandhi took by train.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?

2. What does this type of revolution mean?

3. Throughout these years of satyagraha in India, he continued to make friends and gain followers including who?

4. 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.

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

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