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

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

3. Who calls Luke a "bad boy"?
(a) Odessa.
(b) Sister Boxer.
(c) Margaret.
(d) Sister Moore.

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

5. According to Luke, who goes digging for pork chops when she sees a man?
(a) Margaret.
(b) Sister Boxer.
(c) Sister Moore.
(d) Odessa.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The person who comes forward at the end of the sermon is carrying what?

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

4. How much does Sister Moore place in the offering basket in the first act?

5. Who tells Margaret and Odessa that they look "almost like two young girls this morning."

Short Essay Questions

1. What gossip concerning David does Brother Boxer share with his wife and Sister Moore in Act I?

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

3. 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?

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

5. What do we know about Mrs. Jackson's baby by Act III?

6. Describe David as he enters the apartment in Act III.

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

8. Describe what Margaret sees when she first enters the church in Act III.

9. Describe what you know about Sister Rice from Act II?

10. What is David's fear of staying with his mother in Act III?

(see the answer keys)

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