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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 was Bilquis' first roadblock to leaving Pakistan?
2. What did Bilquis think would be the determining factor in agreeing to Dr. Stanley Mooneyham's request?
3. What were the Christians singing as Bilquis arrived at the conference?
4. Why did Bilquis decide to break her own rule about afternoon visits?
5. What did the village women unexpectedly come to Bilquis' house to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the family react when Bilquis showed up at Karim's funeral?
2. Why did Ken Old tell Bilquis that she had reason to rejoice even while she is sad at their departure?
3. 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?
4. What did Peggy Schlorholtz want Bilquis to do with her?
5. What did Bilquis expect her relatives to do when they learned of her baptism?
6. What pressure did the community put upon Bilquis?
7. When Bilquis attended a second family funeral, what did the bereaved wife unexpectedly do?
8. What happened to Bilquis' family members who had been coming to visit her?
9. What did Bilquis learn about repentance that she calls a "beautiful secret"?
10. How did Bilquis overcome the fear that confronted her as she arrived at the Olds' home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many of the changes Bilquis undergoes are surprising to her. In your essay, discuss how she learns about the changes in her own personality and how this effects the credibility of her story to the reader.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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