The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 did John-Roger give to Mother Teresa?

2. What 1971 book claims that Mother Teresa performed a miracle?

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

4. What does the author believe the enormous weight of received opinion a critic of Mother Teresa has to operate against is made up of?

5. What does the author observe that the people of Calcutta do not do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to Mother Teresa's institution in New Dehli.

2. How does the author explain the anti-Catholic Christian Coalition's alignment with Mother Teresa?

3. What does the author state in "Good Works & Heroic Virtues," Chapter 3, that Mother Teresa's acceptance of numerous awards, and her affectations of poverty prove?

4. What was surprising about what Mother Teresa used Malcolm Muggeridge's donation for?

5. What was Mother Teresa's involvement in a Nicaraguan conflict?

6. Describe the affectation, well known to missionary fund-raisers, that the author accuses Mother Teresa of using, in "Good Works & Heroic Virtues," Chapter 3.

7. What happened to the author as a result of the release of his documentary, Hell's Angel?

8. What was Mother Teresa's purpose in writing to Judge Lance Ito?

9. What is contradictory about the Haitian publication known as L'Assaut?

10. Describe the vow the Missionaries of Charity take as it is quoted from Mother Teresa in "Good Works & Heroic Virtues," Chapter 3.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Determine whether Mother Teresa was a worthy recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Does the author's opinion on the matter have any validity? Does the book prove anything on the matter? Have any of Mother Teresa's actions been contrary to the cause of peace?

Essay Topic 2

Describe what impact Mother Teresa's childhood in Albania had on the rest of her life. Did she have loyalties to Albania? Did any loyalties clash with her beliefs or life's work? How is Mother Teresa's upbringing apparent in her fully developed character? What qualities did Mother Teresa have in common with Albania's government?

Essay Topic 3

Describe what Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity reveal about her in theory and practice. Consider the roles Mother Teresa fills in her organization, how her opinions are apparent in the organization, and how she is perceived by her missionaries.

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