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

2. Gandhi found himself a solitary apartment and began by doing what?
(a) Decorating it.
(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) Hosting parties.

3. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?
(a) He did as he asked.
(b) He stood up in his seat.
(c) He laughed at him.
(d) He refused to move.

4. Throughout these years of satyagraha in India, he continued to make friends and gain followers including who?
(a) The British leaders.
(b) The leaders of many nations.
(c) The poor.
(d) The wealthy and privileged Jawaharlal Nehru.

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

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

7. 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) Meditation.
(b) Peaceful living.
(c) His family.
(d) Love.

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

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

10. 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?
(a) The Salt Wars of 1935.
(b) The Salt Collection of 1925.
(c) The Salt Selling of 1920.
(d) The Salt Satyagraha of 1930.

11. In the first chapter, Easwaran describes the contrast between Gandhi as a youth to what?
(a) Gandhi's parents.
(b) Gandhi as the world-changing figure he was to become.
(c) Other students Gandhi's age.
(d) Gandhi's wife.

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

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

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

15. He instructed a group of Indians to gather in Johannesburg and determined that the most effective course would be for the whole Indian population simply to do what?
(a) Retaliate violently.
(b) Return to India.
(c) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.
(d) Resolve not to submit to unfair treatment and be ready for any consequence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Easwaran opens his chapter describing the Way of Love by recounting what story?

2. Having made a dismal performance in high school, what did Gandhi need?

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. The author comes from Gandhi's home and ethos, and sees the world from a perspective very like Gandhi's instead of through what?

5. What manifested itself in proud and oppressive rule over Katurbai until her tender and forgiving example made her one of his most effective teachers?

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