Gandhi, the Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eknath Easwaran
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Was jail problematic for Gandhi?

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

4. Throughout these years of satyagraha in India, he continued to make friends and gain followers including who?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

3. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

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

5. What happens when Gandhi meets the leader of the Transvaal government?

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

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

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

9. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

10. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi studied three major world religions.

Part 1) What are these three major religions? Why does he choose these religions?

Part 2) What do they all have in common? Why is this important?

Part 3) Which was most important and relevant to Gandhi? Why? Which is most relevant to you? Why?

Essay Topic 2

The Salt Satyagraha of 1930 was significant.

Part 1) What was this? Why is it significant?

Part 2) Why does this take place? Do you believe this satyagraha was necessary? Why or why not? How effective was it? Why?

Part 3) to what other satyagrahas does this lead? How does it affect the lives of those in India, as well as around the world?

Essay Topic 3

Many of Gandhi's followers are women.

Part 1) Is this purely coincidence? Why or why not?

Part 2) What does Gandhi learn from these women? How does this affect his view of non-violence and the peace of the world?

Part 3) What are your thoughts on the importance of women in society? How can society benefit from women such as those who followed Gandhi?

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