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. How did Gandhi react to this British passenger?

2. How many years from that day did Gandhi's determination blossom into inspiration to organize his first mass non-violent resistance?

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

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

5. What is the only universal thing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

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

4. What does Gandhi's uncle do for him after high school?

5. What did Gandhi do when his spirituality increased?

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

7. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

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

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

10. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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