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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. Under whose authority was the conference organized?
2. What did the holy spirit gradually teach Bilquis to do?
3. According to Bilquis' epitaph, how did she die?
4. What idea did Bilquis get to revitalize the Christian fellowship meetings?
5. How many pottery lamps did Bilquis order for the Christmas party?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Bilquis decide not to replace all of the servants she lost?
2. What did Peggy Schlorholtz want Bilquis to do with her?
3. What was wrong with Bilquis' plan to give a Christmas party for her Muslim and Christian friends?
4. What did Bilquis learn when the village woman did not return to thank her for her help?
5. How did the family react when Bilquis showed up at Karim's funeral?
6. What came as a threat to Bilquis' precious afternoon rest?
7. When Bilquis attended a second family funeral, what did the bereaved wife unexpectedly do?
8. Why did Bilquis say she felt "complete" even though she was leaving her home for an indefinite period and didn't know where she was going?
9. What did Bilquis expect her relatives to do when they learned of her baptism?
10. What personal significance did Bilquis place upon the conference in Singapore?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many items that are repeated in this story could be interpreted as symbols. Select a story element that you believe is symbolic of a larger idea. Using quotations from the story, tell what you think the item symbolizes.
Essay Topic 2
Bilquis often reports situations in which she loses track of time, suddenly realizing that several hours have passed. In your essay, quote several of those instances, and evaluate that experience. What do you think causes the lapse? What does it tell you about the effort she is making?
Essay Topic 3
Using the Internet, write an essay comparing the Pakistan described by Bilquis with the Pakistan of today. Is the country still 96% Muslim? Are there conflicts with other religions within the country? Are the Bhutto family members still in power? Is "biraderi" still the basis of family and tribal governance? What other differences and similarities do you see?
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