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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. Having promised his mother not to eat meat as the English did, Gandhi took up the scientific study of what?
(a) The raw foods diet.
(b) The vegetarian diet.
(c) The Atkins diet.
(d) The British diet.

2. Upon his return from his service to the British and witnessing the Zulu Rebellion, he discovered what about the Transvaal government?
(a) They had proposed the Black Act.
(b) They had created the Jim Crow Laws.
(c) They were fairly kind to the Indian population.
(d) They had proposed the White Act.

3. What is the only universal thing?
(a) Truth.
(b) Love.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Peace.

4. When the passenger summoned the police, what happened?
(a) They left him sitting alone at Maritzburg Station.
(b) They arrested him.
(c) They physically moved him to third class.
(d) They left him alone in his seat.

5. He also explained his commitment to truth and non-violence, saying that whatever the penalty for his crime, he was ready to take it, if what?
(a) The jury did not sentence him to death.
(b) The jury truly believed that their system existed for the good of the people.
(c) The jury would pray for him.
(d) The jury believed he was guilty of breaking the law.

Short Answer Questions

1. Finding himself happier and healthier for the change, Gandhi shifted his attention to what?

2. Gandhi met with Lord Irwin to negotiate, and made a point of taking a tiny bag of salt from his cloak and told the viceroy that he would drink his tea with salt in remembrance of what?

3. To whom was Gandhi deeply devoted?

4. He was also confronted with a form of prejudice against him for what reason?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

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

3. What is ahimsa?

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

5. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

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

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

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

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

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

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