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. Following a period of complete submission to all of the nuances of English dress and society, Gandhi concluded that the practice was doing what to him?

2. In the first chapter, Easwaran describes the contrast between Gandhi as a youth to what?

3. His discovery inspired him to finding more and more means to do what?

4. What did Gandhi's uncle suggest he do?

5. Through a connection of his brother's, Gandhi was given a ____________ contract with a Muslim firm in South Africa to work what he thought would be a clerical position well below the dignity of his education.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is ahimsa?

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

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

5. What does Easwaran describe in the first chapter?

6. What does Gandhi call the new form of resistance? What does it mean?

7. What was the Salt Satyagraha of 1930?

8. How does Gandhi go about changing India?

9. How did Gandhi find himself when he first arrived in England?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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