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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says, "Cat got your tongue, Maggie?"
(a) Sister Moore.
(b) Luke.
(c) Brother Boxer.
(d) Ida.

2. Which of the characters is the pastor as the play opens?
(a) Ida Jackson.
(b) Sister Moore.
(c) Margaret Alexander.
(d) Brother Boxer.

3. What do Margaret and Odessa agree that Brother Boxer doesn't have any right to be doing?
(a) Sitting in front of the television.
(b) Driving a liquor truck.
(c) Not helping his wife with the house.
(d) Smoking and drinking.

4. When does the first act take place?
(a) A Sunday morning.
(b) Saturday afternoon.
(c) A Saturday morning.
(d) We aren't told.

5. Who does the pastor plan on seeing in Philadelphia?
(a) The pastor's mother.
(b) Elder Thomas.
(c) Mother Phillips.
(d) Sister Baker.

6. Who refers to the home/church as a Holy Ghost station during the first act?
(a) Margaret.
(b) Brother Boxer.
(c) Sister Boxer.
(d) Sister Moore.

7. What reason does David give for not wanting to go to Philadelphia with his mother?
(a) He doesn't like Philadelphia.
(b) He doesn't want to miss music school.
(c) He has a cold starting.
(d) He doesn't want to miss playing the guitar in church.

8. During the first act, Brother Boxer tell his wife and Sister Moore that he's heard that David's father is back in town. Where is David's father reportedly working?
(a) Blues club.
(b) Driving a bus.
(c) Jazz club.
(d) At another church.

9. Where does the play, "The Amen Corner," take place?
(a) Baltimore.
(b) Harlem.
(c) Boston.
(d) Philadelphia.

10. Who says something about "wishing you'd leave the Lord's work to the Lord."?
(a) Margaret.
(b) Luke.
(c) David.
(d) Odessa.

11. What happens when Luke starts to leave during Act I?
(a) David asks him not to go.
(b) Margaret starts crying.
(c) Luke begins uncontrollable coughing.
(d) Luke falls against the table.

12. The person who comes forward at the end of the sermon is carrying what?
(a) Money.
(b) Nothing.
(c) A sick baby.
(d) A handkerchief.

13. What is Brother Boxer's first name?
(a) Tom.
(b) Joel.
(c) Henry.
(d) Ben.

14. Who's supposed to send a telegram if anything happens to Luke during "The Amen Corner."
(a) Sister Boxer.
(b) David.
(c) Odessa.
(d) Sister Moore.

15. The first spoken part of the play is from what character?
(a) Sister Moore.
(b) Margaret.
(c) Sister Boxer.
(d) David.

Short Answer Questions

1. Approximately how much suggested time takes place during Act I?

2. Before the curtain rises in the first act, there are street sounds including laughter, cursing, and a radio. What other sound is heard?

3. What sits on top of the piano in the church in the first scene?

4. During Act I, two people say "God doesn't like liars." Who were they?

5. What scenery does the play open with?

(see the answer keys)

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