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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 did Dr. Christy Wilson help Bilquis?
2. According to Bilquis' epitaph, how did she die?
3. What difference did the 1970 election make for Bilquis?
4. What did neighborhood children do that bothered Bilquis?
5. What did Bilquis feel as she prepared for the trip to the U.S.?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Mahmud know about his grandmother Bilquis' Christianity?
2. Who did Bilquis decide to invite to her Christmas party?
3. What situation did Bilquis allow to make the decision about whether to travel to Singapore?
4. What were the negative and positive results of the Christmas party?
5. Why did the idea of leaving Pakistan seem enormous to Bilquis?
6. How did Bilquis overcome the fear that confronted her as she arrived at the Olds' home?
7. What lesson about staying in God's presence did Bilquis learn from the family funerals?
8. Why had four of Bilquis' Christian servants fled from her house?
9. What came as a threat to Bilquis' precious afternoon rest?
10. What did Bilquis learn about repentance that she calls a "beautiful secret"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Often those who experience a religious conversion are seekers - people who have been unsatisfied with their way of life and are actively attempting to change. Was Bilquis such a person as the story begins? If not, what made her want to change? In your essay, explore the motives that compel Bilquis along the path to conversion.
Essay Topic 2
Rather than beginning the story with an explanation of Bilquis' family and social standing, details about her life are revealed gradually. In your essay, quote phrases from the text that make clear the economic and social position of her family. Summarize what you know or can infer about them and their way of life.
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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