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

2. What is the only universal thing?

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

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

5. He also explained his commitment to truth and non-violence, saying that whatever the penalty for his crime, he was ready to take it, if what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

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

5. What did Gandhi do when his spirituality increased?

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

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

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

9. What is ahimsa?

10. What is the Black Act? What does Gandhi think of it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The principles used in Self-Satyagraha can be used in regards to various individuals.

Part 1) What principles can be used to keep harmony in a relationship and family? How do these relationships benefit from these principles?

Part 2) How can these principles then be used in ever larger groups? How might society as we know it change is satyagrahas took place?

Part 3) How can satyagraha take place in your school community? What can you do to encourage the following of these principles? How would this change the school environment? Why would this environment be changed?

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