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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 does Patanjali say?
(a) In a person who has defeated all fear, there is now nothing of which otehr people can ever be afraid.
(b) Gandhi has changed greatly since his youth.
(c) Gandhi is an instrument of the gods.
(d) In a person who loves unconditionally, there is no conflict.

2. The answer to number 84 creates the mask that people call their personalities and hides what?
(a) Their faith in a higher being.
(b) Their true personalities.
(c) Their compassion for others.
(d) Their fearlessness, unconditional love and abiding joy.

3. Who is Patanjali?
(a) Gandhi's follower.
(b) Gandhi's closest friend.
(c) The ancient Indian teacher of meditation.
(d) A leader in India.

4. Gandhi's nurse, Rambha, taught him that the way to eliminate fear was to do what?
(a) Ask God to take the fear.
(b) Replace it in one's mind with a mantra of joy.
(c) Pray.
(d) Ignore it.

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

6. Gandhi described the process as reducing oneself to zero, which is when?
(a) He becomes completely truthful, wise, and irresistibly powerful.
(b) He puts God first.
(c) He becomes less than others.
(d) He puts all others before himself.

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

8. How did Gandhi feel about meditation?
(a) Tired and unsure.
(b) Energized and invigorated.
(c) Content.
(d) Confident and content.

9. His ashram family, however, the ones who came to be called his _____________________ were the ones who knew best the man Gandhi was in his daily life.
(a) Ashram life.
(b) Ashram menagerie.
(c) Ashram crew.
(d) Ashram herd.

10. One who loves the Lord of Love is able to learn from what?
(a) Other's mistakes.
(b) The Lord of Love.
(c) The love of others.
(d) One's mistakes.

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

12. What does the author say is Gandhi's message?
(a) His life.
(b) Bring peace to all.
(c) Love others above yourself.
(d) All religions are right.

13. Even ______________ was Gandhi embodying the spirit of compassion and forgiveness for which he had come to be known.
(a) When others threatened him.
(b) When he was a small child.
(c) On the last day of Gandhi's life.
(d) When he was alone.

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

15. The people who gravitated to Gandhi are testament to what?
(a) The need of the Indian people.
(b) The unhappiness of others.
(c) His success.
(d) The desire for peace around the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. The fact that most of Gandhi's ashram were women led Gandhi to say in response to their gentle strength that if non-violence is the future of humanity, then the future is what?

2. Was Gandhi burdened by worry about what was to come?

3. The elephant holding a piece of bamboo was enough to quiet their trunks the same way what is enough to still the busy-ness of a wandering and restless mind?

4. What did Gandhi keep no matter the situation?

5. Gandhi called the Bhagavad Gita what?

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