1. What are Essie and Laura doing at the opening of this novel?
(a) Comparing memories of the Palm Sundays, Easters, and church-going habits of their childhoods.
(b) Eating at Dewdrop diner.
(c) Smoking on the stoop of the apartment.
(d) At a horse race.
2. What would be a general description of Laura?
(a) A tall, six-foot, two-inch woman who loves sugared dates.
(b) Large breasted, sexual, sensual, and fond of her liquor.
(c) Tiny breasted, sincerely religious.
(d) Tiny breasted, sexual, practical, goes to AA.
3. What would be a general description of Essie?
(a) Essie is overweight, has a beautiful singing voice, and has a sixteen-year-old daughter.
(b) Essie is petite with a size 18" waist, has a beautiful singing voice, and has a six-year-old daughter.
(c) Essie is almost 18, is fond of liquor and men.
(d) Essie is about 65, loves walking in the woods and canning fruits.
4. Who starts a church a few blocks from where Essie and Laura sit?
(a) An active drug dealer.
(b) A reformed alcoholic.
(c) A reformed pimp.
(d) An ex-cop.
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