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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What political patron of Mother Teresa embarked on a criminal campaign of forced sterilization?
(a) Michele Duvalier.
(b) Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
(c) Rathy Sreedhar.
(d) John-Roger.

2. Who has John-Roger repeatedly claimed to have a superior "spiritual consciousness" to?
(a) Jesus Christ.
(b) The apostle Paul.
(c) American politicians.
(d) The pope.

3. What quote from Lenin is used in the Introduction?
(a) "A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
(b) "Money has no smell."
(c) "Democracy is indispensable to socialism."
(d) "Crime is a product of social excess."

4. What were the Bangladesah war in 1971 and the sectarian brushfires in Assam responsible for?
(a) Calcutta sanctioned work houses.
(b) Calcutta's overpopulation.
(c) Calcutta's underpopulation.
(d) The exile of Christian missionaries.

5. What question are sisters from the Missionaries of Charity supposed to ask a dying individual before secretly baptizing them?
(a) If he believed that God could save him.
(b) If he wanted a ticket to heaven.
(c) If he wanted his suffering to end.
(d) If he wanted an extra dose of medicine.

6. What did the leaders of Haiti give to Mother Teresa?
(a) Legion d'honneur.
(b) A medical clinic for Haiti's poor.
(c) A $10,000 donation.
(d) Access to Haiti's government buildings.

7. What did Mother Teresa refuse to include in a new home for the poor in the Bronx that caused the plans to be abandoned?
(a) A Medical staff.
(b) A fire escape plan.
(c) Conventional toilets.
(d) An elevator.

8. Who was the volunteer in Calcutta that wrote, "but this kid is fifteen," about a boy with a simple kidney complaint in Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying?
(a) Mary Loudon.
(b) Robin Fox.
(c) Emily Lewis.
(d) Susan Shields.

9. According to the Introduction, Haiti is the property of a callous and greedy _________.
(a) Despot.
(b) Predatory class.
(c) Millitary.
(d) Cartel.

10. What did Malcolm Muggeridge claim registered on a photographic film?
(a) The Spirits of the Departed.
(b) The haloes of saints.
(c) Mother Teresa's glow of virtue.
(d) The Kindly Light.

11. Who does the author quote that worked nine and a half years as a member of Mother Teresa's order?
(a) Susan Shields.
(b) Ms. Elgy Gillespie.
(c) Emily Lewis.
(d) Robin Fox.

12. According to Mother Teresa, what suffers from being too far from Jesus?
(a) Bangladesh.
(b) Calcutta.
(c) Great Britain.
(d) Pakistan.

13. In the Foreword and Acknowledgments, what does the author suggest Mother Teresa was?
(a) A self-sacrificing zealot.
(b) A beggar of means and power.
(c) The chair of a missionary multinational.
(d) A strategic face of the Vatican.

14. What was the nun's name that gave the author a guided tour of Mother Teresa's Calcutta mission?
(a) Susan Shields.
(b) Emily Lewis.
(c) Mother Teresa.
(d) Elgy Gillespie.

15. What place in Washington D.C. caught Mother Teresa's attention during her visit in October 1981?
(a) Dupont.
(b) Skyland.
(c) Chevy Chase.
(d) Anacostia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the documentary about Mother Teresa's shortcomings?

2. According to the Introduction, Haiti is renowned as the place where the _________ receive the _________ treatment.

3. In what language was the slogan "In this sign shall ye conquer" written in the Haitian publication?

4. What did a volunteer note about the appearance of patients in Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying?

5. According to the book, how many years had Mother Teresa been working in Calcutta?

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