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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. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?
(a) As long as they listened to the British, then God was not present there.
(b) As long as they were complicit in denying untouchables access, then God was not present there either.
(c) As long as they allow access to non-Hindus, then God was not present there.
(d) As long as they denied access to non-Indians, then God was not present there.

2. Easwaran quotes an excerpt from a letter Gandhi wrote to an English follower saying that those who do not see how politics and religion are related to one another do not understand what?
(a) Humanity.
(b) Life.
(c) Religion.
(d) Politics.

3. He instructed a group of Indians to gather in Johannesburg and determined that the most effective course would be for the whole Indian population simply to do what?
(a) Retaliate violently.
(b) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.
(c) Resolve not to submit to unfair treatment and be ready for any consequence.
(d) Return to India.

4. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?
(a) He mocked the leader.
(b) He lied to the leader.
(c) He told him clearly what he was doing and why.
(d) He stayed silent.

5. By what year were civil rights written into law?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1904.
(c) 1924.
(d) 1914.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon his return from his service to the British and witnessing the Zulu Rebellion, he discovered what about the Transvaal government?

2. What is Sevagram?

3. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.

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

5. When a British passenger discovered him there, what did he demand that Gandhi do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Gandhi learn about the law while in South Africa?

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

3. How was Imperialism put on trial?

4. How did Gandhi feel about volunteering? How did these feelings influence him?

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

6. What was different about Gandhi's behavior compared to other men in his position?

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

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

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

10. What is ahimsa?

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