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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 was Gladys doing that attracted a lama's attention?
2. Who asked to be converted to Christianity before leaving to another province?
3. Who asked Mr. Shan if he was miserable?
4. At a prayer meeting, Gladys heard a young man declare that which country needed salvation?
5. After deciding to return to England, how long did Gladys wait to leave?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Lao Dah interrogate Gladys?
2. Who were Gladys' unlikely companions during her time at the prison, and how did they support her?
3. What was the purpose of the questionnaire handed out by Communist officials?
4. Why did Gladys write to Madame Chiang in Chapter 10?
5. Do you think Gladys should have acted as a spy for the Chinese general?
6. What prompted Gladys to return to England?
7. What happened to the Methodist church where Gladys took a position after the war?
8. Were the Christian Chinese students who were gathered into a town square courageous?
9. Was Gladys wise to flee with the Chinese army in Chapter 10?
10. How did Gladys get a stethoscope for Chu En?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
In the beginning of the book, a mission society decided not to send Gladys to China because they believed she would be unable to learn the language. How was their decision ironic in light of Gladys' subsequent missionary work? How might Gladys' life and many other lives been different had the mission society changed their minds? Use at least three examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman is an autobiography, but many of the stories that Gladys relates read like fiction. Choose one episode from Gladys's life and briefly relate the details. Discuss the impact of the event on Gladys and how it shaped the rest of her life.
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