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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose bedroom is mentioned from the beginning of Act I?
(a) Luke's.
(b) David's.
(c) Margaret's.
(d) Odessa's.

2. What does David say when his father asks if his mother is a good pastor?
(a) "Good pastor."
(b) "Amen!"
(c) David remains silent.
(d) " don't know."

3. Who does the pastor suggest as a substitute piano player for the church service?
(a) Sister Moore.
(b) Sister Jackson.
(c) Sister Price.
(d) Sister David.

4. What is located stage right in the first act and throughout the play?
(a) The living room.
(b) The kitchen.
(c) A bedroom.
(d) The church.

5. Who says that there "ain't no age in the Lord"?
(a) Sister Moore.
(b) Sister Boxer.
(c) Margaret.
(d) Brother Boxer.

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

7. When Sister Moore asks if there's anyone who needs "the Lord's especial attention," who comes forward?
(a) Agnes.
(b) Luke Alexander.
(c) Ida Jackson.
(d) Odessa.

8. Who leaves the service to put coffee on during the first act?
(a) Brother Boxer.
(b) David.
(c) Sister Boxer.
(d) Odessa.

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

10. Where is the pastor planning on going after the church service in Act 1?
(a) Boston.
(b) Pittsburg.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Buffalo.

11. In the sermon in the first act, who does the pastor say that King Hezekiah called on?
(a) Isaiah.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Jacob.
(d) God.

12. What sits on top of the piano in the church in the first scene?
(a) Nothing sits on top of the piano in the first act.
(b) A trumpet and hymn books.
(c) A bible and piano music.
(d) Hymn books and tambourines.

13. Why is everyone silent when Sisters Moore and Boxer finish singing in Act I?
(a) Everyone's head is bowed while they pray.
(b) The first act has ended.
(c) Everyone has left the apartment.
(d) Luke walks in the apartment.

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

15. Who is it that appears in the alley before the pastor leaves on a trip?
(a) Ida Jackson.
(b) Luke.
(c) Mother Phillips.
(d) Elder Johnson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Luke starts to leave 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 type of set is used in "The Amen Corner"?

4. Who is in his grave, according to Sister Boxer in the first act?

5. How old is David?

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