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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 Bilquis respond to the children's trespassing?
2. What did Bilquis' brother-in-law Jamil tell her she has gained for all her losses?
3. Who was Dr. Christy Wilson?
4. With whom did Bilquis celebrate Christmas?
5. How did Bilquis make up for her error with the children?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to Bilquis' family members who had been coming to visit her?
2. What personal significance did Bilquis place upon the conference in Singapore?
3. What was Christ Seeks Asia?
4. How did Bilquis explain to Mahmud that Christians can have great confidence in dangerous times?
5. How did the family react when Bilquis showed up at Karim's funeral?
6. Why did Bilquis decide to leave a day earlier than she had intended to?
7. What pressure did the community put upon Bilquis?
8. What was wrong with Bilquis' plan to give a Christmas party for her Muslim and Christian friends?
9. Who did Bilquis decide to invite to her Christmas party?
10. What did Bilquis discover about her personality through her experience with the children and the plum tree?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bilquis often reports situations in which she loses track of time, suddenly realizing that several hours have passed. In your essay, quote several of those instances, and evaluate that experience. What do you think causes the lapse? What does it tell you about the effort she is making?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay comparing Christianity and Islam as they are revealed in Bilquis' story. Include ways in which the two religions are similar, as well as ways in which they are different.
Essay Topic 3
In your essay, discuss the differences you see between Bilquis' life as a Pakistani and the life she might have experienced as a Western woman. Use the following questions as the beginning of your thinking: Why does she not drive? Why does she have to ask her servants whether her grandson has eaten? Why does she have to learn from her servants where her family is and what their intentions are toward her? Are these situations governed by cultural mores that are peculiar to her time and place?
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