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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the name of the doctor and also editor of The Lancet who visited Mother Teresa's operation in Calcutta in 1994?
(a) Emily Lewis.
(b) Susan Shields.
(c) Mary Loudon.
(d) Robin Fox.

3. What did a volunteer note about the appearance of patients in Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying?
(a) Their backs were bruised.
(b) They wore dirty bandages.
(c) Their heads were shaved.
(d) They wore sari rags.

4. Which category of patients is Ms. Elgy Gillespie, author, journalist and sometime editor of The San Francisco Review of books, experienced in caring for?
(a) Tuberculosis.
(b) AIDS.
(c) Leprosy.
(d) Cancer.

5. What does the author observe that the people of Calcutta do not do?
(a) Steal.
(b) Beg.
(c) Read.
(d) Worship.

6. According to the Introduction, Haiti is renowned as the place where the _________ receive the _________ treatment.
(a) Wretched, cruelest.
(b) Tourists, best.
(c) Wealthy, most luxurious.
(d) Religious, most insulting.

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

8. What was the role of Ken Macmillan on Malcolm Muggeridge's crew?
(a) Lighting.
(b) Cameraman.
(c) Boom operator.
(d) Translator.

9. Who is the leader of MSIA?
(a) Michael Huffington.
(b) John-Roger.
(c) Michele Duvalier.
(d) Arianna Stassinopoulos.

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

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

12. In how many countries, "without counting India," did Mother Teresa operate convents?
(a) More than 200.
(b) 47.
(c) Over 250.
(d) Over 105.

13. What is inscribed over the door of the offices of the Missionaries of Charity on Bose Road?
(a) He that who loveth correction loveth knowledge.
(b) He that cares for the poorest of the poor, cares for God.
(c) Good works are an expression of love.
(d) Children are God's life.

14. Of the impression his documentary helped to create, Malcolm Muggeridge said, "Mother Teresa's way of looking at life is barren soil for ________."
(a) Today's populace.
(b) Copy writers.
(c) Ratings.
(d) Entertainment.

15. Who is the pastor mentioned in the Introduction of St. Teresa's in Washington D.C.?
(a) George Stallings.
(b) Marion Barry.
(c) Rathy Sreedhar.
(d) Jean-Claude Duvalier.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many convents did Mother Teresa boast of operating?

2. What did the leaders of Haiti give to Mother Teresa?

3. Who did the doctor say in a 1994 Lancet article, made most of the decisions for the patients in Mother Teresa's Calcutta establishments?

4. What did Malcolm Muggeridge claim registered on a photographic film?

5. What did Mother Teresa say in the documentary while holding a child in her arms?

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