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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 servants did Bilquis replace?
2. What difference did the 1970 election make for Bilquis?
3. What does "Ji" mean?
4. What was the result of Bilquis' response to the children's trespassing?
5. Where was Bilquis' brother on the day they were going to visit?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Bilquis learn about repentance that she calls a "beautiful secret"?
2. What lesson about staying in God's presence did Bilquis learn from the family funerals?
3. What pressure did the community put upon Bilquis?
4. When Bilquis attended a second family funeral, what did the bereaved wife unexpectedly do?
5. Why had four of Bilquis' Christian servants fled from her house?
6. What did Bilquis expect her relatives to do when they learned of her baptism?
7. What did Bilquis learn when the village woman did not return to thank her for her help?
8. How did Bilquis overcome the fear that confronted her as she arrived at the Olds' home?
9. Why did Bilquis decide not to replace all of the servants she lost?
10. Who did Bilquis decide to invite to her Christmas party?
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
Much of Bilquis' learning comes from dreams. In your essay, summarize the meaning of the key dreams in her spiritual journey. Tell the lessons she learned from those dreams.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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