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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. 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

Gandhi's return home was a struggle.

Part 1) Why was his return home a struggle? How did he handle this?

Part 2) How might Gandhi have handled this struggle later in life? Why?

Part 3) How does this struggle lead Gandhi to be the man as the world knows him?

Part 4) What does this say about the importance of one's struggles?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The secret of life, according to Gandhi, is renounce and enjoy.

Part 1) What does this mean? How is this related to the Gita?

Part 2) How is it also related to other religions? Do you agree with Gandhi that this is the secret to life? Why or why not?

Part 3) How can this belief change your life? Why? How could it change society and the world?

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