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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What type of set is used in "The Amen Corner"?
(a) A unit set.
(b) Changing sets.
(c) A moveable set.
(d) A box set.

3. How did Luke know where to find Margaret?
(a) Luke followed David to find Margaret.
(b) Luke knew Margaret would be somewhere near a church.
(c) Luke asked around to find Margaret.
(d) Someone told Luke about Margaret in a letter.

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

5. What is Brother Boxer looking for in the new Frigidaire?
(a) Kool-Aid.
(b) Cola.
(c) Lemonade.
(d) Iced Tea.

Short Answer Questions

1. What scenery does the play open with?

2. Where does the play, "The Amen Corner," take place?

3. When Luke appears in Act I, how long does he say he'll be in town for?

4. Who refers to the home/church as a Holy Ghost station during the first act?

5. What is played as the music prologue to Act I?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Brother Boxer see David early in Act II? What was David doing?

2. Odessa tries to convince Margaret to return to church in Act III and win back her congregation, but Margaret says she can't. Why?

3. Why does Margaret demand that David turn off the music on the phonograph in Act II?

4. In Act II, what does the doctor not want Luke doing?

5. In Act II, what does David remember about the time right before he became separated from his father?

6. Why do Sister Boxer and Sister Moore come to church early in Act III?

7. Why doesn't David want to go to Philadelphia?

8. Why is Odessa so upset with the other church members in Act III?

9. Describe Sister Douglass from Act II.

10. Why does Odessa lecture people in the church about the costs of operating a church in Act II?

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