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. His body was so light and strong that what happened?

3. What does Patanjali say?

4. What is the key to transformation of character and consciousness?

5. Easwaran explains that these verses describe what?

Short Essay Questions

1. On what was Gandhi focused? What do the people who gravitated to Gandhi reveal about him?

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

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

4. What analogy does Rambha give?

5. What is the purpose of the final chapter?

6. What did Gandhi often do in the evening?

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

8. What happens when Gandhi reduced himself to zero?

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

10. How is a mantra important?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

A guiding principle from the Gita is undivided singleness of mind.

Part 1) What is meant by undivided singleness of mind? Why is it important to Gandhi?

Part 2) How is this connected to Gandhi's secret to life?

Part 3) How does the use of meditation and mantras support this idea? How does yoga also aid in this?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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