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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 did Gandhi call the secret to the art of living?
(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 middle verses of the Third Chapter of the Gita.
(d) The last eighteen verses of the Second Chapter of the Gita.

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

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

4. He was so intimately involved and concerned with the intimate details of the worlds of the people who surrounded him that what happened?
(a) He became overwhelmed.
(b) He was unable to keep track of the details.
(c) Not a single detail escaped his notice.
(d) He could not help everyone.

5. Why did Gandhi experiment with variations on vegetarian dishes?
(a) To make them nutritious in spite of taste.
(b) To make them readily available to others.
(c) To make them for filling.
(d) To make them appealing to all.

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

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

8. 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?
(a) Stabbed Gandhi in the chest.
(b) Hugged Gandhi.
(c) Poisoned Gandhi.
(d) Shot Gandhi in the chest.

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

10. Gandhi called the Bhagavad Gita what?
(a) His God.
(b) His family.
(c) His mother.
(d) His father.

11. 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.
(a) Sin of man.
(b) Selfish ego.
(c) Devil.
(d) Ego-cage.

12. Gandhi's focus was on letting the wisdom, love, joy and peace he studied make up what?
(a) His private life.
(b) The very essence of his being.
(c) Most of his life.
(d) His public life.

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

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

15. During the walks with Gandhi, people would do what?
(a) Ask him for advice.
(b) Give him advice.
(c) Pray for him.
(d) Follow him silently.

Short Answer Questions

1. What must be driven out of the mind?

2. Gandhi's nurse, Rambha, taught him that the way to eliminate fear was to do what?

3. A united mind is trained wholly to what?

4. People came burdened and overwhelmed with their troubles, and left how?

5. What endeavor is the source of Gandhi's joy and strength?

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