The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Test | 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. What country has to seek an accommodation for its huge Protestant-majority province?

2. Who wrote the short story, "The Free Radio" in East, West?

3. What Catholic occurrence is credited with causing the "fertile soil for innumerable reflections," such as: Confessions of St. Augustine and Mary McCarthy's Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood?

4. What does the author propose in the Afterword will unite against any version of "secular humanist" enlightenment?

5. What does the author suggest in Chapter 3 of "Good Works & Heroic Virtues" would be possible if all of Mother Teresa's prize money was used on one project?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain what Mother Teresa's associations with the unscrupulous people mentioned in the book reveals about her. Should she have been, or was she aware of their shortcomings? Describe any motivations behind her associations with these people.

Essay Topic 2

Mother Teresa is quoted as saying "...we cannot work for the rich; neither can we accept any money for what we do. Ours has to be a free service, and to the poor." Describe how Mother Teresa is, or is not true to her claim. Consider if Mother Teresa ever appears to be serving the rich, or soliciting money.

Essay Topic 3

Describe what information can be gleaned about the author from his writings. Consider these questions:

a) What are the author's political loyalties or principles?

b) How does the author view the Catholic Church?

c) What nationality is he?

d) Why did he feel it was his duty to write this book?

e) What do the titles of his other books reveal about him?

f) Did the author reveal any of his loyalties in the book?

g) What does the specific way the book is written reveal about him?

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