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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 was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?
(a) Children.
(b) The wealthy.
(c) The poor.
(d) Non-Indians.

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

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

4. The remarkable thing about humanity, he says, is not its ability to shape our world, but ______________________.
(a) Out world's ability to shape humanity.
(b) Its ability to be shaped by others.
(c) God's ability to shape humanity.
(d) The capacity in each individual to reshape himself according to the highest ideals.

5. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?
(a) The one sanctioning the oppression of anyone not of Indian descent.
(b) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's poorest classes.
(c) The one sanctioning the oppression of India's wealthy.
(d) The one sanctioning the oppression of those Indians who were not Hindu.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?

2. Gandhi resolved to make a project of what?

3. Seeing that his client was clearly right, and a long court battle would benefit no one but the lawyers, what was Gandhi determined to do?

4. Michael N. Nagler of the University of California, Berkley provides the forward for the book, and opens by asking the reader what?

5. Addressing the concept of ____________, Gandhi pleaded with the Indians that one cannot participate in such a system without becoming another of its victims and weakening the nation as a whole.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Gandhi find himself when he first arrived in England?

2. What did Gandhi do when his spirituality increased?

3. What is ahimsa?

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

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

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

7. What is Gandhi's reputation at this time in South Africa? Why?

8. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

9. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

10. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

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