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. When a man does everything in worship, Easwaran explains, everywhere he goes is what?

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

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

4. Nagler points to Gandhi's very inauspicious beginnings as an underachieving student with ____________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

3. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

4. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

5. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

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

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

8. What is ahimsa?

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

10. How did Gandhi come to be married to Kasturbai?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi's marriage to Kasturbai was arranged when he was thirteen.

Part 1) Is this unusual? Why or why not? How might this affect one's life at thirteen? How would your life be different if you were married at thirteen?

Part 2) How did these two treat each other? What might be expected of two thirteen-year-olds? What is unusual about this couple? Why?

Part 3) How did these two become an inspiration for couples around the world? What have you learned from this couple?

Essay Topic 2

Gandhi's return home was a struggle.

Part 1) Why was his return home a struggle? How did he handle this?

Part 2) How might Gandhi have handled this struggle later in life? Why?

Part 3) How does this struggle lead Gandhi to be the man as the world knows him?

Part 4) What does this say about the importance of one's struggles?

Essay Topic 3

Self-Satyagraha is discussed.

Part 1) What is this type of satyagraha? To what is it compared?

Part 2) How can one begin a self-satyagraha? How can this benefit one's life?

Part 3) How different would your life be if you began a self-satyagraha? Why?

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