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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Gandhi plan on taking the lessons from the failures of his past?
(a) To think of his family first.
(b) To not run from failure again.
(c) To stay away from anything that could cause failure.
(d) Be proud of his accomplishments and to forget his failures.

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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) Third.
(c) First.
(d) Fourth.

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

7. To direct the reader to the means to learning the answer, Nagler points to whom as the perfect man to tell Gandhi's life story?
(a) Kasterbai.
(b) Gandhi's mother.
(c) Eknath Easwaran.
(d) Gandhi's father.

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

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

10. Michael N. Nagler of the University of California, Berkley provides the forward for the book, and opens by asking the reader what?
(a) To consider whether Gandhi was a great man.
(b) To consider whether Gandhi is a good example to follow.
(c) To consider whether Gandhi helped others.
(d) To consider whether Gandhi might be the most significant historical figure of the 20th century.

11. 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) Peaceful living.
(c) His family.
(d) Meditation.

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

13. 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 more friends.
(b) Making him wish he were not Indian.
(c) Making him feel more at home.
(d) Making him more self conscious and costing him more money.

14. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?
(a) The wealthy.
(b) The poor.
(c) Non-Indians.
(d) Children.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. He made the determination then and there that he would do what?

2. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?

3. Gandhi described himself as what?

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

5. 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?

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