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Eknath Easwaran
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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. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?
(a) Developing his character and living simply.
(b) His transformation into a British gentleman.
(c) His newfound friendships.
(d) His studies in England.

2. What does the author say about Gandhi as a boy?
(a) He was very intelligent.
(b) He was nothing remarkable.
(c) He was outgoing and proud.
(d) He was quite remarkable.

3. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.
(a) Bahimsa.
(b) Allahisma.
(c) Baptisma.
(d) Ahimsa.

4. What did Gandhi call the new form of resistance?
(a) Satyagraha.
(b) Stand-up.
(c) Sahara.
(d) Sit-down.

5. How successful was Gandhi in Bombay?
(a) Not very successful.
(b) Very successful.
(c) Somewhat successful.
(d) He did not practice law in Bombay.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gandhi plan on taking the lessons from the failures of his past?

2. Where did Gandhi first attempt to practice law?

3. ________________ itself was on trial as Gandhi told about how the streets were filled with the starving and sick who became poorer and poorer while the British got rich from the labor of the Indians.

4. The author comes from Gandhi's home and ethos, and sees the world from a perspective very like Gandhi's instead of through what?

5. Perhaps one of his most potent moments on the world stage came when what happened?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of the most potent moments in Gandhi's life?

2. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

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

4. What is the Black Act? What does Gandhi think of it?

5. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

6. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

7. What does Gandhi call the new form of resistance? What does it mean?

8. What requires courage regarding this movement against the Black Act?

9. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

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

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