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. Michael N. Nagler of the University of California, Berkley provides the forward for the book, and opens by asking the reader what?

2. Finding himself happier and healthier for the change, Gandhi shifted his attention to what?

3. Seeing that his client was clearly right, and a long court battle would benefit no one but the lawyers, what was Gandhi determined to do?

4. Gandhi described himself as what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Imperialism put on trial?

2. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

3. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The secret of life, according to Gandhi, is renounce and enjoy.

Part 1) What does this mean? How is this related to the Gita?

Part 2) How is it also related to other religions? Do you agree with Gandhi that this is the secret to life? Why or why not?

Part 3) How can this belief change your life? Why? How could it change society and the world?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

One must learn to eliminate fear.

Part 1) Why must one learn to eliminate fear? How does Gandhi recommend doing this?

Part 2) How is this elimination of fear related to the major religions Gandhi studies?

Part 3) How does a person with no fear compare to one with fear? Do you believe this fearless person is better? Why or why not?

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