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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's marriage to Kasturbai was arranged by whom?
(a) Himself and Kasturbai.
(b) The religious leaders.
(c) His parents.
(d) God.

2. 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) Resolve not to submit to unfair treatment and be ready for any consequence.
(c) Return to India.
(d) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.

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

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

5. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?
(a) As long as they denied access to non-Indians, then God was not present there.
(b) As long as they listened to the British, then God was not present there.
(c) As long as they allow access to non-Hindus, then God was not present there.
(d) As long as they were complicit in denying untouchables access, then God was not present there either.

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

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

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) Year-long.
(d) Five-year long.

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

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

11. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?
(a) He told him clearly what he was doing and why.
(b) He lied to the leader.
(c) He mocked the leader.
(d) He stayed silent.

12. Applying the same self-discipline he learned in London, Gandhi applied his independent knowledge of bookkeeping to the accounts in question and became what?
(a) Envied by others on the case.
(b) Not very well-informed on the case.
(c) The single most informed person on the case.
(d) Fairly well-informed on the case.

13. Finding himself happier and healthier for the change, Gandhi shifted his attention to what?
(a) His diet.
(b) Looking for a new wife.
(c) Studying religion.
(d) Understanding British culture.

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

15. What is the only universal thing?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Love.
(c) Peace.
(d) Truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

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

3. Gandhi took this trip when he was in his ________________ year there in service to Dada Abdulla, and was riding in a first class compartment.

4. Gandhi found himself a solitary apartment and began by doing what?

5. When were Gandhi and Kasturbai married?

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