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. Applying the same self-discipline he learned in London, Gandhi applied his independent knowledge of bookkeeping to the accounts in question and became what?

2. In the first chapter, Easwaran describes the contrast between Gandhi as a youth to what?

3. Gandhi found himself a solitary apartment and began by doing what?

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

5. Gandhi's marriage to Kasturbai was arranged by whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

2. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

3. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

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

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

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

7. What does Gandhi call the new form of resistance? What does it mean?

8. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Gandhi rebels against the Black Act.

Part 1) What is the Black Act? How does this act affect Gandhi?

Part 2) Why does he rebel against this act? How does he rebel?

Part 3) How does this affect Gandhi's followers and those in charge? How does this also foreshadow events to come?

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