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Gladys Aylward
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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 did Gladys name the first child she "bought"?

2. Why was Mrs. Lawson's rent low?

3. Where did Gladys tend the wounded soldiers?

4. Who took Gladys to Yangcheng?

5. Who did Gladys first find in Vladivostok?

Short Essay Questions

1. Did Gladys exceed the low expectations that the mission society committee in England had for her?

2. Describe the difficulties that Gladys faced on her journey through Russia, in Chapter 2.

3. Describe Gladys' arrival in China.

4. In Chapter 3, how did Gladys manage to get on a ship for Japan?

5. In Chapters 5 and 6, how did Gladys use the opportunities that came her way to spread her message?

6. How did Gladys show courage in her journey through Russia on the way to China in Chapter 2?

7. Did Gladys show compassion for Mrs. Ching and the children living with her?

8. Do you think Gladys was right in being nervous about the interpreter in Vladivostok?

9. What comforted Gladys while she was being kept in Chita?

10. How does Gladys describe one of her foot-inspecting visits to a village?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write about one of Gladys' children. If applicable, address the following:

1) How did Gladys find him or her?

2) How did Gladys and this child influence each other?

3) What was the significance of this child in the context of the book as a whole?

4) What did the child go on to do?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the title of Gladys' book. Is "The Little Woman" an accurate description for her? What did she accomplish despite being a little woman? Was her small stature beneficial?

Essay Topic 3

Mrs. Ching used the metaphor of foot-binding to describe an experience she had. What was that experience? Was her metaphor accurate or inaccurate? Why? How can Mrs. Ching's metaphor be used to draw a comparison between two occupations that Gladys had?

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