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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Nagler refers to the Berkley documentary called Gandhi's India in which one of the women interviewed praised Gandhi's view as one from which there are no limits to ______________, and Nagler praises the clarity with which Gandhi's life demonstrated the point.
(a) Fear.
(b) Human capacity.
(c) Human strength.
(d) Evil.

2. His discovery inspired him to finding more and more means to do what?
(a) Serve.
(b) Work on more difficult cases.
(c) Earn more money.
(d) Take on court cases.

3. Following a period of complete submission to all of the nuances of English dress and society, Gandhi concluded that the practice was doing what to him?
(a) Making him more friends.
(b) Making him wish he were not Indian.
(c) Making him more self conscious and costing him more money.
(d) Making him feel more at home.

4. Gandhi acted out of compassion for both the British and the Indians for what reason?
(a) He was both British and Indian.
(b) To point out how valuable both systems were.
(c) He loved both the British and Indian ideals.
(d) To point out the flaws in their system.

5. He was also confronted with a form of prejudice against him for what reason?
(a) His faith.
(b) His accent.
(c) His race.
(d) His education.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gandhi coined the word ____________ to describe the Dalits (the oppressed), to call them the children of God, in order to remind the higher classes that their actions toward the oppressed was a part of their worship of God.

2. The police reaction to the Indian response was what?

3. From that moment, Easwaran's lifelong dedication to ______________ took on a new life as he strove to embody the principals of the Bhagavad Gita in the same way he had seen them made real in the person of Gandhi.

4. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?

5. What is Sevagram?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

2. What does Gandhi's uncle do for him after high school?

3. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

4. What is ahimsa?

5. How did Gandhi feel about English customs? What did he do with these feelings?

6. With what was Gandhi confronted in South Africa? How did he deal with this?

7. What intervened in Gandhi's life after graduation and his return to India?

8. How was Imperialism put on trial?

9. What did Gandhi do when his spirituality increased?

10. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

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