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

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

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

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

5. Who says, "Bring up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it"?
(a) Sister Moore.
(b) Odessa.
(c) Sister Boxer.
(d) Margaret.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the characters is the pastor as the play opens?

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

3. According to Luke, who goes digging for pork chops when she sees a man?

4. Who was out late the night before the church service in the first act?

5. The rumor that Brother Boxer has heard is that Luke's father is sick with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. David explains why he started playing piano in Act II. What was his explanation?

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

3. When Act III begins, what have Brother and Sister Boxer and Sister Moore been doing since Odessa last saw them?

4. Describe the church in "The Amen Corner."

5. What advice does Luke give David about being a musician in Act II?

6. Margaret compares the story of King Hezekiah's story to a possible situation of the congregation. What situation does she compare the biblical story to?

7. Why is Ida Jackson distraught at the beginning of Act III?

8. Margaret speaks of an old blind woman from her childhood in Act III. The woman used to greet everyone with "How you this Lord's-day morning" no matter what the day. Who is Margaret comparing the old blind woman to and why?

9. In Act I, we learn that Margaret will be leaving after the service to visit a sister church in Philadelphia. What is the purpose of her trip.

10. In Act I, who do we discover left in the Alexander marriage?

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