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. Gandhi acted out of compassion for both the British and the Indians for what reason?

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

3. Gandhi determined that the whole British-Indian relationship could be transformed with such an approach of non-violence, or ____________.

4. How many satyagrahis were jailed at this time?

5. As Mahadev Desai read the words of the Bhagavad Gita describing the man who has let ________________ shape his being and shed all selfish desire to a gathering of followers, Easwaran was astonished to see the words become reality in the person of Mahatma Gandhi.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

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

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

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

7. How was Imperialism put on trial?

8. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

9. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi studied law in England.

Part 1) Why did he study law in England? How did he change as a result of this experience?

Part 2) What else did Gandhi study while in England? Why does he study this? What does this reveal about Gandhi?

Part 3) How did this time in England prepare him for his future endeavors?

Essay Topic 2

Gandhi inspired revolution in many fields.

Part 1) In what fields did he inspire revolution? How did this occur?

Part 2) Describe these types of revolutions. How are they unique?

Part 3) How are revolutionaries today inspired by Gandhi? How are some the opposite of Gandhi? How does this affect one's view of these revolutionaries, as well as the success of the revolutionaries?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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