Gandhi, the Man Test | Final Test - Easy

Eknath Easwaran
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What keeps a mind steady in every circumstance?
(a) A mantra.
(b) God.
(c) Enough sleep.
(d) Confidence.

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

3. In order to make his teaching more accessible, Gandhi established what?
(a) Temples.
(b) Churches.
(c) Ashrams.
(d) Parades.

4. A united mind is the only mind that is able to meditate and do what?
(a) Love others fully.
(b) Understand others.
(c) Find joy and peace.
(d) Find peace and exercise judgment.

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

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

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

8. When one meditates, one drives what deep into the consciousness?
(a) The highest ideals.
(b) Fear.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Desire.

9. 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) When he was alone.
(d) On the last day of Gandhi's life.

10. 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?
(a) How little privacy Gandhi received.
(b) How not private Gandhi was.
(c) How much privacy Gandhi needed.
(d) How private Gandhi was.

11. The final chapter Eknath Easwaran writes is focused on the daily habits and the things that defined the personality of Gandhi as what?
(a) An individual in his private life.
(b) Needing his private life.
(c) An individual in his public life.
(d) Not trusting those who need a private life.

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

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

14. 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) Shot Gandhi in the chest.
(b) Stabbed Gandhi in the chest.
(c) Poisoned Gandhi.
(d) Hugged Gandhi.

15. Easwaran explains that most people see life in terms of what?
(a) People have, like, desire, and fear.
(b) People want.
(c) People fear.
(d) People have and do not have.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Gandhi tell the man who killed him?

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

3. Prayer meetings featured readings from what?

4. Describe Gandhi's evening walks.

5. Gandhi described the process as reducing oneself to zero, which is when?

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