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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 about 65, loves walking in the woods and canning fruits.
(c) Essie is petite with a size 18" waist, has a beautiful singing voice, and has a six-year-old daughter.
(d) Essie is almost 18, is fond of liquor and men.

2. What does Laura do to gain the church space?
(a) Bribes the landlord and promises three months in advance rent.
(b) Tells the landlord he can have 25 percent of the weekly collections.
(c) Invites the landlord to her home.
(d) Threatens to turn in the landlord for code violations.

3. What does Chicken-Crow-For-Day do?
(a) Proposes to Essie.
(b) Helps himself to some of the collections as they pass.
(c) Proclaims himself as a dyed-in-the-wool sinner.
(d) Declares that he should be the new preacher.

4. What do they name the new church in the theater?
(a) The Reed Sisters'Tambourine Temple.
(b) The Reed Sister's Praise and Gospel Hour.
(c) The LE Praise and Gospel Hour.
(d) L & E's singin' and praisin'.

5. What would be an accurate description as to how Laura is described in Chapter 3?
(a) Slovenly.
(b) Joyful and meek.
(c) Attractive and sexual.
(d) Sad and homely.

6. What does Essie want to discuss with Laura?
(a) Taking the bus to Brooklyn to visit Essie's mother.
(b) Bringing Essie's daughter there.
(c) The idea for the church.
(d) Getting a preaching license from city hall.

7. What do the two say about Essie?
(a) That her daughter refuses to move to New York.
(b) That she is judgmental.
(c) That Essie is much more serious about life than Laura.
(d) That she is the reason the church saves so many souls.

8. What does Essie want to do with the money?
(a) Bank it for a future need.
(b) Have two more murals painted.
(c) Buy hymnals.
(d) Hire a real minister.

9. What happens after Essie joins in on the song?
(a) Someone yells at them to be quiet.
(b) Others join.
(c) Laura stops and starts to pass the hat.
(d) Essie becomes inspired and everyone gets quiet to hear her.

10. What is Laura clutching at the end of the chapter as the two women make a decision?
(a) A bottle of Jim Daniels.
(b) A gambling ticket.
(c) A Bible.
(d) An empty wine glass.

11. What is ironic about Chicken-Crow-For-Day saying he has been washed clean and white by the love of God?
(a) Because no one believes God loves them.
(b) Because they really don't expect God to be there.
(c) Because he is already white.
(d) Because he is so dark skinned.

12. Why does Laura begin to sing?
(a) To praise the Lord.
(b) To get the people's attention.
(c) To cheer up Essie.
(d) To express how good she feels.

13. What is Essie's opinion of Laura's lifestyle?
(a) Fun.
(b) Fast and loose.
(c) Calm and peaceful.
(d) Uplifting.

14. What does Laura want to play a greater role in church services?
(a) Healing.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Music.
(d) Sermons.

15. How does Laura suggest they buy the Bible?
(a) Collecting money on the street corner.
(b) Profits from her gambling.
(c) She has no idea how they can afford it.
(d) Asking the pimp down the street to buy it for them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the clerk give Essie when she pays off the Bible?

2. What could the wine glass symbolize as far as Laura's character?

3. Of what does Laura accuse Essie?

4. What is Laura planning?

5. How does Essie clean her nails?

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