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

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

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

4. Following a period of complete submission to all of the nuances of English dress and society, Gandhi concluded that the practice was doing what to him?
(a) Making him wish he were not Indian.
(b) Making him more friends.
(c) Making him feel more at home.
(d) Making him more self conscious and costing him more money.

5. How many satyagrahis were jailed at this time?
(a) Thousands.
(b) Dozens.
(c) A few.
(d) Hundreds.

6. What does this type of revolution mean?
(a) Listen to yourself.
(b) Forget the truth.
(c) Do what needs to be done.
(d) Holding fast to truth.

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

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

9. Part of what made Gandhi so very winsome was what?
(a) The simplicity and poverty in which he continued to voluntarily live.
(b) His ability to give.
(c) His kind personality.
(d) The extravagant life he led.

10. Easwaran quotes an excerpt from a letter Gandhi wrote to an English follower saying that those who do not see how politics and religion are related to one another do not understand what?
(a) Politics.
(b) Religion.
(c) Life.
(d) Humanity.

11. Nagler refers to the Berkley documentary called Gandhi's India in which one of the women interviewed praised Gandhi's view as one from which there are no limits to ______________, and Nagler praises the clarity with which Gandhi's life demonstrated the point.
(a) Human capacity.
(b) Human strength.
(c) Evil.
(d) Fear.

12. The position was as Dada Abdulla's lawyer and a role as what?
(a) Legal advisor in a complicated financial case.
(b) Legal assistant in a complicated financial case.
(c) Legal advisor in a minor financial case.
(d) Legal assistant in a minor financial case.

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

14. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?
(a) Somewhat.
(b) Very.
(c) Only at first.
(d) Not at all.

15. What is Sevagram?
(a) Gandhi's home town.
(b) Gandhi's law practice.
(c) Gandhi's birth name.
(d) Gandhi's Ashram.

Short Answer Questions

1. When were Gandhi and Kasturbai married?

2. Gandhi sulked in his homesickness until when?

3. By what year were civil rights written into law?

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. 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.

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