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. Describe Gandhi's evening walks.

2. When did Gandhi meditate?

3. A united mind is the only mind that is able to meditate and do what?

4. Why did Gandhi experiment with variations on vegetarian dishes?

5. When Gandhi was asked to explain in three words the secret of his life, what did he say?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is meant by detachment?

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

3. What is one of Gandhi's most treasured meditations?

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

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

6. How do most people see life?

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

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

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

10. What analogy does Rambha give?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gandhi studied three major world religions.

Part 1) What are these three major religions? Why does he choose these religions?

Part 2) What do they all have in common? Why is this important?

Part 3) Which was most important and relevant to Gandhi? Why? Which is most relevant to you? Why?

Essay Topic 2

The Salt Satyagraha of 1930 was significant.

Part 1) What was this? Why is it significant?

Part 2) Why does this take place? Do you believe this satyagraha was necessary? Why or why not? How effective was it? Why?

Part 3) to what other satyagrahas does this lead? How does it affect the lives of those in India, as well as around the world?

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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