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. His discovery inspired him to finding more and more means to do what?

2. Part of what made Gandhi so very winsome was what?

3. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?

4. 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.

5. Perhaps one of his most potent moments on the world stage came when what happened?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

2. What is ahimsa?

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

4. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

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

6. What did Gandhi do when his spirituality increased?

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

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

9. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

10. How did Gandhi feel about volunteering? How did these feelings influence him?

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 saw a link between violence and cowardice.

Part 1) Describe this link. What link exists with those who are non-violent? Why? How can Gandhi prove this?

Part 2) Would you agree with the connections Gandhi makes? Why or why not?

Part 3) How are Gandhi's beliefs supported by his religious research? What other historical figures can be used to support these connections made by Gandhi?

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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