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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Fairly well-informed on the case.
(c) Not very well-informed on the case.
(d) The single most informed person on the case.

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

4. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.
(a) Allahisma.
(b) Baptisma.
(c) Ahimsa.
(d) Bahimsa.

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

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

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

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

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

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 helped others.
(c) To consider whether Gandhi might be the most significant historical figure of the 20th century.
(d) To consider whether Gandhi is a good example to follow.

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

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

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

14. As Mahadev Desai read the words of the Bhagavad Gita describing the man who has let ________________ shape his being and shed all selfish desire to a gathering of followers, Easwaran was astonished to see the words become reality in the person of Mahatma Gandhi.
(a) Selflessness and grace.
(b) God.
(c) Family.
(d) Peace and hope.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Describe Gandhi's early time in England.

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

3. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?

4. 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.

5. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?

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