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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. The remarkable thing about humanity, he says, is not its ability to shape our world, but ______________________.

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

3. Leaving Kasturbai again, this time with two sons, Gandhi left for South Africa in the hopes of what?

4. Gandhi described himself as what?

5. He instructed a group of Indians to gather in Johannesburg and determined that the most effective course would be for the whole Indian population simply to do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

3. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

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

5. What is one of the most potent moments in Gandhi's life?

6. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

7. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

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

9. How was Imperialism put on trial?

10. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

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

As a child, Gandhi was unremarkable.

Part 1) How was he an unremarkable child? Why was he unremarkable?

Part 2) Why is this important to know about him?

Part 3) How is he transformed into the powerful man he later becomes? By who and what was he inspired? How is he an inspiration today?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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