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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. When one's love is deep enough, Sri Krishna explains to the eager Arjuna, selfish attachment, insecurity, fear and despair will do what?
(a) Start to disappear.
(b) Fall away.
(c) Be diminished.
(d) Grow stronger at first, and then fall away.

2. How does Easwaran close this chapter?
(a) With a prayer.
(b) With a letter from Kasturbai.
(c) Words from the Gita.
(d) With a few more quotes from Gandhi.

3. What keeps a mind steady in every circumstance?
(a) Confidence.
(b) A mantra.
(c) Enough sleep.
(d) God.

4. A united mind is trained wholly to what?
(a) The needs of others.
(b) The desires of the Lord.
(c) The same cause.
(d) The needs of the individual.

5. Gandhi described the process as reducing oneself to zero, which is when?
(a) He becomes less than others.
(b) He becomes completely truthful, wise, and irresistibly powerful.
(c) He puts God first.
(d) He puts all others before himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Gandhi experiment with variations on vegetarian dishes?

2. Easwaran explains that Gandhi was quoting what from Hindu scripture?

3. What endeavor is the source of Gandhi's joy and strength?

4. Sri Krishna calls it the ______________ that inspires selfish possession, and says they are free who have escaped it, united with the Lord of Love and assured immortality.

5. Gandhi's nurse, Rambha, taught him that the way to eliminate fear was to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is meant by detachment?

2. How does Easwaran closes this chapter?

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

4. How does detachment help Gandhi?

5. How does Gandhi respond when he is asked the secret of life?

6. What would happen that reveals how Gandhi was revered?

7. What does Gandhi do on the day of his death?

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

9. According to Sri Krishna, what does the wise person's love for the Lord of Love do?

10. What analogy does Rambha give?

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