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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 is the key to transformation of character and consciousness?
(a) God.
(b) Openness of mind.
(c) A desire to transform.
(d) Meditation.

2. Describe Gandhi's evening walks.
(a) They were a time for him to be with his wife and children.
(b) They were a parade of adoring community members.
(c) They were quiet.
(d) They were slow and peaceful.

3. The idea was detachment from the result of one's actions, so that one's focus is on what?
(a) One's needs.
(b) The spirit of his actions.
(c) Others.
(d) God.

4. What was one of Gandhi's most treasured meditations?
(a) The last ten verses of the the Second Chapter of the Gita.
(b) The first verse of the First Chapter of the Gita.
(c) The last eighteen verses of the Second Chapter of the Gita.
(d) The middle verses of the Third Chapter of the Gita.

5. His body was so light and strong that what happened?
(a) Gandhi walked at a fast pace.
(b) Gandhi lost many of his followers.
(c) Gandhi annoyed many who wanted to talk to him.
(d) Gandhi walked for great distances.

6. What endeavor is the source of Gandhi's joy and strength?
(a) Helping others.
(b) Translating the truths of the Bhagavad Gita into his daily life.
(c) Caring for his family.
(d) Meditating on his mantra.

7. Gandhi's secretary, Mahadev Desai, answered the question of how Gandhi spoke so eloquently with no preparation or notes by explaining what?
(a) Everything Gandhi thinks, does, and says are exactly the same so all he has to do is to be.
(b) Gandhi is good at thinking on his feet.
(c) Gandhi has a great memory.
(d) Gandhi used the same speech where ever he went.

8. A united mind is trained wholly to what?
(a) The needs of others.
(b) The same cause.
(c) The needs of the individual.
(d) The desires of the Lord.

9. With whom did Gandhi take all of his solitude?
(a) His closest followers.
(b) His students.
(c) His ashram family.
(d) His wife and children.

10. What was the source of the inspiration to which Gandhi clung?
(a) The Koran.
(b) The Torah.
(c) The Bible.
(d) The Gita.

11. Easwaran opens the chapter entitled Mother and Child by asking the question of how such a personal evolution could have come about, and how the evolution of a single person could effect what?
(a) Such sweeping political change.
(b) Such sweeping interpersonal change.
(c) Such sweeping political and interpersonal change.
(d) Such a minor political and interpersonal change.

12. Was Gandhi burdened by worry about what was to come?
(a) Yes, somewhat.
(b) No.
(c) Yes, at times.
(d) Yes, very much.

13. What does Rambha give Gandhi to say?
(a) I am not afraid.
(b) Rama, rama, rama.
(c) The Lord's Prayer.
(d) Stay away, Fear.

14. Prayer meetings featured readings from what?
(a) The Muslim scriptures.
(b) The Christian scriptures.
(c) All three major scriptures.
(d) The Hindu scriptures.

15. That detachment was what allowed Gandhi to move with what?
(a) Such purpose.
(b) Such happiness.
(c) Such peace.
(d) Such energy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Kasturbai kept her faith in her husband's character even when what happened?

2. At Sevagram, people were so drawn to him, that what happened?

3. Sri Krishna calls it the ______________ that inspires selfish possession, and says they are free who have escaped it, united with the Lord of Love and assured immortality.

4. When he was speaking against the violence between the Hindu and Muslims living in India, a young man came out of the crowd and greeted him with his hands at his heart before he did what?

5. The people who gravitated to Gandhi are testament to what?

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