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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 Bilquis think would be the determining factor in agreeing to Dr. Stanley Mooneyham's request?
2. How far had the woman come to seek Bilquis' help?
3. What did Bilquis learn that she can't do at the same time?
4. What did the anonymous letter call Bilquis?
5. What did the 3:00 a.m. phone call label Bilquis?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Bilquis expect her relatives to do when they learned of her baptism?
2. What happened to Bilquis' family members who had been coming to visit her?
3. Why did Bilquis decide not to replace all of the servants she lost?
4. What did Bilquis learn when the village woman did not return to thank her for her help?
5. What situation did Bilquis allow to make the decision about whether to travel to Singapore?
6. What came as a threat to Bilquis' precious afternoon rest?
7. What lesson about staying in God's presence did Bilquis learn from the family funerals?
8. What personal significance did Bilquis place upon the conference in Singapore?
9. Who did Bilquis decide to invite to her Christmas party?
10. Why had four of Bilquis' Christian servants fled from her house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Interesting facts about Bilquis' life before she became involved with Christianity come to light as the story progresses. We learn of her husband's career, her international travels, her divorce, her work during World War II, and her help with the Simple Living Plan.. Why do you think these facts are not initially presented? In your essay, state whether these facts are important to your understanding of Bilquis' story. Why or why not? Why do you think they are presented as incidental, rather than central, to the story?
Essay Topic 2
As Bilquis' story progresses, both she and the reader sense an impending doom that does not come to pass. She never learns what might have happened to her and Mahmud had she not hurried out of the country. In your essay, discuss this information gap. Is it disappointing to you? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Bilquis tells of experiences, such as floating out the window and being shaken from her bed, that are outside normal human experience. In your essay, select one or two of these experiences and give your opinion of these supernatural events. How does she account for them?
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