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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. How many pottery lamps did Bilquis order for the Christmas party?
2. How many relatives visited Bilquis on the first day after her baptism?
3. What sin was Bilquis determined to eradicate?
4. Where did Bilquis send the needy village woman?
5. What experience did Bilquis' mourners have on the day of her funeral?
Short Essay Questions
1. What came as a threat to Bilquis' precious afternoon rest?
2. What radical idea did Bilquis decide would revive the Sunday fellowship meetings?
3. Why did the idea of leaving Pakistan seem enormous to Bilquis?
4. What did Bilquis expect her relatives to do when they learned of her baptism?
5. Why did Ken Old tell Bilquis that she had reason to rejoice even while she is sad at their departure?
6. When Bilquis attended a second family funeral, what did the bereaved wife unexpectedly do?
7. What did Bilquis learn about repentance that she calls a "beautiful secret"?
8. How did Bilquis overcome the fear that confronted her as she arrived at the Olds' home?
9. What personal significance did Bilquis place upon the conference in Singapore?
10. How did Bilquis explain to Mahmud that Christians can have great confidence in dangerous times?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many of the changes Bilquis undergoes are surprising to her. In your essay, discuss how she learns about the changes in her own personality and how this effects the credibility of her story to the reader.
Essay Topic 2
Bilquis speaks of feeling satisfied and complete when she is living "in the glory," and dark and sad when she is not. Yet many of her experiences "in the glory" are sad rather than joyful. In your essay, explore what the feeling she is attempting to describe might be like. Cite examples from the story to support your idea.
Essay Topic 3
Bilquis speaks frequently of the process that is transforming her into a different sort of person than she has been. In your essay, cite the experiences that change her and how she comes to realize that she is changing. Describe what she did before and what she learned to do as she came to understand Christianity.
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