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. ________________ itself was on trial as Gandhi told about how the streets were filled with the starving and sick who became poorer and poorer while the British got rich from the labor of the Indians.

2. What did Gandhi call the new form of resistance?

3. Gandhi sulked in his homesickness until when?

4. The position was as Dada Abdulla's lawyer and a role as what?

5. How many satyagrahis were jailed at this time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

4. What is ahimsa?

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

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

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

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

9. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Gandhi studied law in England.

Part 1) Why did he study law in England? How did he change as a result of this experience?

Part 2) What else did Gandhi study while in England? Why does he study this? What does this reveal about Gandhi?

Part 3) How did this time in England prepare him for his future endeavors?

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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