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

2. 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.

3. 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 crew.
(b) Ashram life.
(c) Ashram herd.
(d) Ashram menagerie.

4. When did Gandhi meditate?
(a) Every morning at three or four.
(b) Every morning at six or seven.
(c) Every evening at eight or nine.
(d) Every afternoon at three or four.

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

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

7. What did Gandhi keep no matter the situation?
(a) His wife close by.
(b) His good humor and wisdom.
(c) His calm demeanor.
(d) The peace.

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

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

10. When followers stopped asking questions, Gandhi would focus on what?
(a) Raising questions.
(b) Making children laugh.
(c) His own thoughts.
(d) His future plans.

11. 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) Sleep.
(b) God.
(c) Work.
(d) A mantra.

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

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

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

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

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. Describe Gandhi's evening walks.

3. He cared for the sick in the ashram, and filled every interaction with what?

4. In addition to detachment, what was a guiding principle from the Gita to which Gandhi aspired?

5. Why did Gandhi experiment with variations on vegetarian dishes?

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