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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author comes from Gandhi's home and ethos, and sees the world from a perspective very like Gandhi's instead of through what?
(a) The perspective of other Indian cultural groups.
(b) A traditionally Indian background.
(c) Any Westernized lens.
(d) A Middle Eastern viewpoint.

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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 Atkins diet.
(c) The raw foods diet.
(d) The vegetarian diet.

8. He was also confronted with a form of prejudice against him for what reason?
(a) His accent.
(b) His education.
(c) His faith.
(d) His race.

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

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

11. Easwaran opens his chapter describing the Way of Love by recounting what story?
(a) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to India.
(b) A transformative trip Gandhi took by boat.
(c) A transformative vacation Gandhi took to England.
(d) A transformative trip Gandhi took by train.

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) The single most informed person on the case.
(b) Fairly well-informed on the case.
(c) Envied by others on the case.
(d) Not very well-informed on the case.

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

14. Upon his return from his service to the British and witnessing the Zulu Rebellion, he discovered what about the Transvaal government?
(a) They had proposed the Black Act.
(b) They had created the Jim Crow Laws.
(c) They had proposed the White Act.
(d) They were fairly kind to the Indian population.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Gandhi coined the word ____________ to describe the Dalits (the oppressed), to call them the children of God, in order to remind the higher classes that their actions toward the oppressed was a part of their worship of God.

4. How many years from that day did Gandhi's determination blossom into inspiration to organize his first mass non-violent resistance?

5. Weeks of more protest followed, as did hundreds more arrests, culminating at last with what?

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