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Eknath Easwaran
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Gandhi found himself a solitary apartment and began by doing what?
(a) Looking for a roommate.
(b) Modeling himself after a fellow student whose poverty dictated that he cook his own meals and walk instead of paying for transportation.
(c) Decorating it.
(d) Hosting parties.

2. 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) Family.
(c) God.
(d) Peace and hope.

3. In the first chapter, Easwaran describes the contrast between Gandhi as a youth to what?
(a) Other students Gandhi's age.
(b) Gandhi's wife.
(c) Gandhi's parents.
(d) Gandhi as the world-changing figure he was to become.

4. 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) Bahimsa.
(c) Ahimsa.
(d) Baptisma.

5. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?
(a) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's wealthy.
(b) The one sanctioning the oppression of anyone not of Indian descent.
(c) The one sanctioning the oppression of those Indians who were not Hindu.
(d) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's poorest classes.

6. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?
(a) His culture.
(b) His education.
(c) His friends.
(d) His family.

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

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

9. Nagler cites all of the fields in which Gandhi inspired revolution, including economics, politics, philosophy and the science and art of _________.
(a) Living frugally.
(b) Living healthfully.
(c) Living a life of solitude.
(d) Living quietly.

10. Gandhi described himself as what?
(a) A typical child with many friends.
(b) A uniquely strong child.
(c) An unusual child.
(d) A cowardly child with a rather weak mind.

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

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

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

14. What did Gandhi call the Yeravda Prison?
(a) The Yeravda Home.
(b) The Yeravda Hell.
(c) The Yeravda Temple.
(d) The Yeravda Ashram.

15. 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 British student pointed out that the thing to be learne in England was English custom.
(c) A British student told him to go back home.
(d) A fellow Indian told him to go back home.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?

3. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?

4. How successful was Gandhi in Bombay?

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

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