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

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

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

4. Gandhi's process of learning to eliminate his fear started when?
(a) He studied law in England.
(b) He was first married.
(c) He was a child and was afraid of the dark.
(d) He moved to South Africa.

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

6. ________________ with problems of policy were welcomed to come and ask Gandhi for his advice.
(a) Educators.
(b) Religious leaders.
(c) Students.
(d) Political leaders.

7. What does one become when one meditates?
(a) Happy.
(b) Quiet.
(c) Fearless.
(d) What he meditates on.

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

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

10. How does Easwaran close this chapter?
(a) With a few more quotes from Gandhi.
(b) With a letter from Kasturbai.
(c) Words from the Gita.
(d) With a prayer.

11. At Sevagram, people were so drawn to him, that what happened?
(a) Gandhi feared for his life.
(b) Gandhi had to leave, due to the large crowds.
(c) People argued over who got to sit by him.
(d) There sprouted up a bustling community.

12. His daily chores were always done in the company of others, his meals were a time of what?
(a) Sharing and community.
(b) Peace and quiet.
(c) Eating.
(d) Replenishing.

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

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

15. When one's love is deep enough, Sri Krishna explains to the eager Arjuna, selfish attachment, insecurity, fear and despair will do what?
(a) Start to disappear.
(b) Fall away.
(c) Be diminished.
(d) Grow stronger at first, and then fall away.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. When followers stopped asking questions, Gandhi would focus on what?

4. How did Gandhi feel about meditation?

5. When did Gandhi meditate?

(see the answer keys)

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