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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. Gandhi used what Rambha taught him his whole life, repeating it rhythmically when?
(a) Speaking to others.
(b) As he breathed and walked.
(c) He first wakes in the morning.
(d) Before he falls asleep at night.

2. What must be driven out of the mind?
(a) The highest ideals.
(b) Insecurities.
(c) The small, distracting, and petty things that distract the mind.
(d) Fear.

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?
(a) God.
(b) Sleep.
(c) Work.
(d) A mantra.

4. Sri Krishna says that the wise person's love for the Lord of Love does what?
(a) Has consumed all of his selfishness and preoccupation with pleasing his own senses.
(b) Gives him love to share with others.
(c) Shows him how to love himself and others.
(d) Takes away his need to love.

5. Easwaran explains that these verses describe what?
(a) The love one must feel for others.
(b) How one should live.
(c) The highest state of consciousness a human can attain.
(d) The peace that can be brought to one's mind.

6. Evenings for Gandhi were made up of what kind of meals?
(a) Boisterous.
(b) Quiet.
(c) Long.
(d) Communal.

7. 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 alone.
(c) On the last day of Gandhi's life.
(d) When he was a small child.

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

9. On what does one who loves the Lord of Love focus?
(a) How to love oneself.
(b) Giving love to others.
(c) Living in the spirit of love.
(d) Where to find love.

10. He cared for the sick in the ashram, and filled every interaction with what?
(a) Laughter.
(b) Food.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Hope.

11. The two of them became what for men and women throughout India?
(a) A painful reminder of their inadequacy.
(b) An unattainable goal.
(c) A source of jealousy.
(d) Inspiration.

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

13. What did Gandhi tell the man who killed him?
(a) Get some help.
(b) I forgive you, I love you, I bless you.
(c) You'll be sorry.
(d) I'm sorry.

14. 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 a minor political and interpersonal change.
(b) Such sweeping interpersonal change.
(c) Such sweeping political change.
(d) Such sweeping political and interpersonal change.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. One who loves the Lord of Love is able to learn from what?

2. Gandhi's focus was on letting the wisdom, love, joy and peace he studied make up what?

3. Indeed one of the things that was most remarkable to Easwaran, and to Louis Fischer, the American journalist who followed Gandhi's campaigns in India for many years, was how what?

4. What does one become when one meditates?

5. ________________ with problems of policy were welcomed to come and ask Gandhi for his advice.

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