I Dared to Call Him Father Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Bilquis Sheikh
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Under whose authority was the conference organized?

2. What idea did Bilquis get to revitalize the Christian fellowship meetings?

3. What did the 3:00 a.m. phone call label Bilquis?

4. What did Mahmud want his relative to teach him?

5. What did Bilquis habitually say instead of "Thank you"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Using the Internet, write an essay comparing the Pakistan described by Bilquis with the Pakistan of today. Is the country still 96% Muslim? Are there conflicts with other religions within the country? Are the Bhutto family members still in power? Is "biraderi" still the basis of family and tribal governance? What other differences and similarities do you see?

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

When Bilquis experiences a heart attack, she returns to Pakistan. She is seeking safety where she had once felt unsafe. Why do you think the circumstances have changed? Do you find it ironic that she would go home in a weakened condition? Why or why not? In your essay, discuss the changes in Bilquis' thinking and Pakistan's cultural, religious, and political landscape.

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