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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. Was Gandhi burdened by worry about what was to come?
2. Who is Patanjali?
3. Evenings for Gandhi were made up of what kind of meals?
4. Gandhi described the process as reducing oneself to zero, which is when?
5. 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?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who were most of Gandhi's followers? What did he say about them?
2. What does Gandhi do on the day of his death?
3. How do most people see life?
4. How does Gandhi respond when he is asked the secret of life?
5. According to Sri Krishna, what does the wise person's love for the Lord of Love do?
6. What are things that Gandhi does in the company of others?
7. What is one of Gandhi's most treasured meditations?
8. How does Easwaran closes this chapter?
9. On what was Gandhi focused? What do the people who gravitated to Gandhi reveal about him?
10. When and how did Gandhi's process of learning to eliminate his fear start?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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 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?
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