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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 are the women in the city like in the poem 'The Prodigal Son' ?
(a) They lure men to sin.
(b) They bring men to prayer.
(c) They are respectful.
(d) They are pious.

2. Who does God look down on, according to 'Go Down Death'?
(a) Sister Anne.
(b) His People.
(c) The congregation.
(d) Sister Caroline.

3. Who does the first stanza of 'The Prodigal Son' say men should not go into combat with?
(a) Goliath.
(b) God.
(c) The queen.
(d) The king.

4. What does the speaker request in the final stanza of 'Listen, Lord'?
(a) A morning dove.
(b) A peaceful death.
(c) A sign.
(d) A wonderful preacher.

5. Where does God send Death in 'Go Down Death'?
(a) Alabama.
(b) Georgia.
(c) Maryland.
(d) Texas.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 'The Prodigal Son,' what does the father eventually give to his son?

2. In 'The Prodigal Son,' what work did the boy do at his father's home?

3. What message does the Preacher deliver at the end of the poem, 'Go Down Death'?

4. What does the sermon in 'Go Down Death' suggest the dead are not?

5. What is the woman's reaction to the person Death takes her to meet in 'Go Down Death'?

Short Essay Questions

1. In 'Noah Built the Ark,' who does Adam blame for his actions against God?

2. Describe how the congregation in 'Listen, Lord' approaches God.

3. In 'Listen, Lord', what does the preacher describe the congregation as?

4. How does the poet describe the dead in the poem 'Go Down Death'?

5. What question does the preacher ask his congregation at the end of the poem 'Judgment Day'?

6. What sign does God deliver at the end of 'Noah Built the Ark' and what does the sign mean?

7. In 'The Crucifixion,' what does Jesus cry out before he dies?

8. How long do the floods last in the poem 'Noah Built the Ark'?

9. In the poem 'The Prodigal Son,' what becomes of the son after living in Babylon?

10. How is Jesus dressed for the crucifixion?

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