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

2. With whom did Gandhi take all of his solitude?

3. In addition to detachment, what was a guiding principle from the Gita to which Gandhi aspired?

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. What was one of Gandhi's most treasured meditations?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does a union with the Lord of Love do?

3. What role did Kasturbai play in Gandhi's personal transformation?

4. How do most people see life?

5. What is meant by detachment?

6. Besides detachment, what is another guiding principle from the Gita?

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

8. What would happen that reveals how Gandhi was revered?

9. What happens when Gandhi reduced himself to zero?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

One must learn to eliminate fear.

Part 1) Why must one learn to eliminate fear? How does Gandhi recommend doing this?

Part 2) How is this elimination of fear related to the major religions Gandhi studies?

Part 3) How does a person with no fear compare to one with fear? Do you believe this fearless person is better? Why or why not?

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