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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. He instructed a group of Indians to gather in Johannesburg and determined that the most effective course would be for the whole Indian population simply to do what?

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

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How is a mantra important?

2. What do Gandhi and his wife do for Indians?

3. How does Easwaran open this chapter?

4. What is the purpose of the final chapter?

5. How is Gandhi irresistible to followers?

6. What does Gandhi do on the day of his death?

7. Why does Flinders appeal to families regarding Gandhi?

8. How do most people see life?

9. How does Gandhi deal with the Black Act?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi studied law in England.

Part 1) Why did he study law in England? How did he change as a result of this experience?

Part 2) What else did Gandhi study while in England? Why does he study this? What does this reveal about Gandhi?

Part 3) How did this time in England prepare him for his future endeavors?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

A train trip departing from Maritzburg, South Africa was transformative for Gandhi.

Part 1) How was it transformative? Why was he transformed in this way?

Part 2) When did he act upon this transformation? Why did he act upon it at this point?

Part 3) How might you have reacted to this experience? Why?

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