Gandhi, the Man Test | Final 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. What does the author say is Gandhi's message?

2. Easwaran opens the chapter entitled Mother and Child by asking the question of how such a personal evolution could have come about, and how the evolution of a single person could effect what?

3. Easwaran explains that most people see life in terms of what?

4. The elephant holding a piece of bamboo was enough to quiet their trunks the same way what is enough to still the busy-ness of a wandering and restless mind?

5. His ashram family, however, the ones who came to be called his _____________________ were the ones who knew best the man Gandhi was in his daily life.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Gandhi do to make his teaching more accessible?

2. What analogy does Rambha give?

3. What did Gandhi often do in the evening?

4. Who came to see Gandhi? Why did they come to see him?

5. What is meant by detachment?

6. When and how did Gandhi's process of learning to eliminate his fear start?

7. What is the purpose of the final chapter?

8. How do most people see life?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

As a child, Gandhi was unremarkable.

Part 1) How was he an unremarkable child? Why was he unremarkable?

Part 2) Why is this important to know about him?

Part 3) How is he transformed into the powerful man he later becomes? By who and what was he inspired? How is he an inspiration today?

Essay Topic 3

Gandhi's marriage to Kasturbai was arranged when he was thirteen.

Part 1) Is this unusual? Why or why not? How might this affect one's life at thirteen? How would your life be different if you were married at thirteen?

Part 2) How did these two treat each other? What might be expected of two thirteen-year-olds? What is unusual about this couple? Why?

Part 3) How did these two become an inspiration for couples around the world? What have you learned from this couple?

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