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 sulked in his homesickness until when?

2. Leaving Kasturbai again, this time with two sons, Gandhi left for South Africa in the hopes of what?

3. What did Gandhi call the new form of resistance?

4. 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?

5. In order to bring about change in India in particular, the first such system he wanted to address was what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Imperialism put on trial?

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

3. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

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

5. What is one of Gandhi's most treasured meditations?

6. How does Easwaran closes this chapter?

7. Describe the importance of Gandhi's time with children.

8. After the discussion of family, what does Flinders discuss?

9. What is ahimsa?

10. What has the satyagrahi been able to see beyond?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Self-Satyagraha is discussed.

Part 1) What is this type of satyagraha? To what is it compared?

Part 2) How can one begin a self-satyagraha? How can this benefit one's life?

Part 3) How different would your life be if you began a self-satyagraha? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Gandhi saw a link between violence and cowardice.

Part 1) Describe this link. What link exists with those who are non-violent? Why? How can Gandhi prove this?

Part 2) Would you agree with the connections Gandhi makes? Why or why not?

Part 3) How are Gandhi's beliefs supported by his religious research? What other historical figures can be used to support these connections made by Gandhi?

Essay Topic 3

The principles used in Self-Satyagraha can be used in regards to various individuals.

Part 1) What principles can be used to keep harmony in a relationship and family? How do these relationships benefit from these principles?

Part 2) How can these principles then be used in ever larger groups? How might society as we know it change is satyagrahas took place?

Part 3) How can satyagraha take place in your school community? What can you do to encourage the following of these principles? How would this change the school environment? Why would this environment be changed?

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