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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. From what did Mrs. Lawson die?

2. At the end of Chapter 2, to which town was Gladys directed?

3. Where did Gladys stay in Kobe, Japan?

4. What popular and ancient custom had been outlawed by government decree?

5. Why did Mrs. Lawson greet Gladys without emotion?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Gladys received by Mrs. Lawson?

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

3. Did Gladys want to buy Ninepence at first?

4. According to Gladys, did God answer her complaint of loneliness?

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

6. How did reading the Bible convince Gladys to go to China?

7. How did Mrs. Lawson's death leave Gladys?

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

9. Why did Mrs. Ching not cooperate with Gladys when they first met?

10. What step finalized Gladys' immersion into China?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gladys ends her autobiography by saying, "My heart is full of praise that one so insignificant, uneducated and ordinary in every way could be used to His glory and for the blessing of His people in poor persecuted China." This paradoxical theme of an insignificant parlor maid performing great accomplishments appears throughout the book. Cite three examples from the book where "insignificant, uneducated and ordinary" Gladys accomplishes great things.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the conversation between the mandarin and Gladys concerning missionary work in China. Defend one side of the argument, using examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

In her lifetime, Gladys was a citizen of first England and then China. Compare and contrast Gladys' descriptions of these two countries. Include a comparison of the people and Gladys' work within each country.

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