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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 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) Return to India.
(b) Resolve not to submit to unfair treatment and be ready for any consequence.
(c) Retaliate violently.
(d) Follow the instructions of those in charge in South Africa.

2. When a man does everything in worship, Easwaran explains, everywhere he goes is what?
(a) A temple.
(b) His family.
(c) His world.
(d) His home.

3. How many satyagrahis were jailed at this time?
(a) Thousands.
(b) A few.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) Dozens.

4. Applying the same self-discipline he learned in London, Gandhi applied his independent knowledge of bookkeeping to the accounts in question and became what?
(a) Not very well-informed on the case.
(b) Fairly well-informed on the case.
(c) Envied by others on the case.
(d) The single most informed person on the case.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Gandhi first attempt to practice law?

2. 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.

3. When his rebellion brought Gandhi into the presence of the leader of the Transvaal government himself, what did Gandhi do?

4. When the passenger summoned the police, what happened?

5. What manifested itself in proud and oppressive rule over Katurbai until her tender and forgiving example made her one of his most effective teachers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of Gandhi's most treasured meditations?

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

3. What happens when Gandhi reduced himself to zero?

4. What role did Kasturbai play in Gandhi's personal transformation?

5. How does Flinders close this book?

6. How does Easwaran closes this chapter?

7. When and how did Gandhi's process of learning to eliminate his fear start?

8. On what was Gandhi focused? What do the people who gravitated to Gandhi reveal about him?

9. Who came to see Gandhi? Why did they come to see him?

10. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

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