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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where was Uncle Fateh on the day they were going to visit?
2. What does Syvonne Mitchell see as the cure for the misunderstandings between East and West?
3. What was Bilquis' first roadblock to leaving Pakistan?
4. What did Bilquis learn that she can't do at the same time?
5. Under whose authority was the conference organized?
Essay Topic 1
In your essay, discuss the differences you see between Bilquis' life as a Pakistani and the life she might have experienced as a Western woman. Use the following questions as the beginning of your thinking: Why does she not drive? Why does she have to ask her servants whether her grandson has eaten? Why does she have to learn from her servants where her family is and what their intentions are toward her? Are these situations governed by cultural mores that are peculiar to her time and place?
Essay Topic 2
Various aspects of Muslim life are told as Bilquis' story unfolds. In your essay, list and explain the call to prayer, the murder of the Christian girl, Bilquis' education concerning the Quran, and other details that are taught about Islam in this book.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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