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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. Why did Bilquis decide to break her own rule about afternoon visits?
2. What was Tooni's fear for Bilquis?
3. Why was the conference different than the plane ride?
4. How old was Mahmud when he received the warning from the village children?
5. Where was Bilquis' brother on the day they were going to visit?
Short Essay Questions
1. What came as a threat to Bilquis' precious afternoon rest?
2. 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?
3. Why did the idea of leaving Pakistan seem enormous to Bilquis?
4. What was wrong with Bilquis' plan to give a Christmas party for her Muslim and Christian friends?
5. How did Bilquis explain to Mahmud that Christians can have great confidence in dangerous times?
6. How did the family react when Bilquis showed up at Karim's funeral?
7. When Bilquis attended a second family funeral, what did the bereaved wife unexpectedly do?
8. Who did Bilquis decide to invite to her Christmas party?
9. What was Christ Seeks Asia?
10. What radical idea did Bilquis decide would revive the Sunday fellowship meetings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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