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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. Addressing the concept of ____________, Gandhi pleaded with the Indians that one cannot participate in such a system without becoming another of its victims and weakening the nation as a whole.

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

3. To direct the reader to the means to learning the answer, Nagler points to whom as the perfect man to tell Gandhi's life story?

4. He was such an irresistible fund-raiser for the oppressed in India that even who gave him money for his cause?

5. What does the author say about Gandhi as a boy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is ahimsa?

3. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

4. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

5. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

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

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

8. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In South Africa, Gandhi's attitude toward law changed.

Part 1) What was Gandhi doing in South Africa? How was his attitude changed regarding law?

Part 2) How did the discovery about law change other aspects of Gandhi's life? Why?

Part 3) How did his experiences in England prepare him for this change in South Africa? How did this change guide him down a new path?

Essay Topic 2

Gandhi creates a new form of resistance.

Part 1) What is the resistance called? What does it mean?

Part 2) How does it reflect this style of resistance? How successful is it?

Part 3) How does this form of resistance affect and influence other protesters and reformers?

Essay Topic 3

Gandhi established ashrams.

Part 1) What is an ashram? Why does he establish them?

Part 2) How does he benefit from them? How do others benefit from them?

Part 3) How could an ashram be created in our own culture today? How would it benefit our society?

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