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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. From that moment, Easwaran's lifelong dedication to ______________ took on a new life as he strove to embody the principals of the Bhagavad Gita in the same way he had seen them made real in the person of Gandhi.

2. Addressing the concept of ____________, Gandhi pleaded with the Indians that one cannot participate in such a system without becoming another of its victims and weakening the nation as a whole.

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

4. He went into beautiful temples and told the people what?

5. What is Sevagram?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Imperialism put on trial?

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

3. How can Gandhi's beliefs be used in a family?

4. Who was Gandhi's first adversary as he strove for ahimsa?

5. What analogy does Rambha give?

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

7. What did Gandhi often do in the evening?

8. What are things that Gandhi does in the company of others?

9. How does Flinders close this book?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many of Gandhi's followers are women.

Part 1) Is this purely coincidence? Why or why not?

Part 2) What does Gandhi learn from these women? How does this affect his view of non-violence and the peace of the world?

Part 3) What are your thoughts on the importance of women in society? How can society benefit from women such as those who followed Gandhi?

Essay Topic 2

In South Africa, Gandhi's attitude toward law changed.

Part 1) What was Gandhi doing in South Africa? How was his attitude changed regarding law?

Part 2) How did the discovery about law change other aspects of Gandhi's life? Why?

Part 3) How did his experiences in England prepare him for this change in South Africa? How did this change guide him down a new path?

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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