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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chapter 6 describe?
(a) The two women's contrasting appearances.
(b) The pimp who threatens them for stealing his members.
(c) The first night the women go out to preach.
(d) It is a detailed description of the Bible they bought.

2. What is Laura planning?
(a) Her new sermons.
(b) To marry Buddy.
(c) Where her new dressing room will be.
(d) How to leverage Essie out of the church.

3. When Laura encourages Essie, what does Essie do?
(a) Falls silent and becomes very still, entering into one of the "pauses" into which she frequently falls.
(b) Begins to sob instead of crying quietly.
(c) Sings louder.
(d) Prays with more fervency.

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

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

6. As Laura leaves, what is she hoping?
(a) To win the next ten thousand dollar pot at the tracks.
(b) That Essie doesn't bring her daughter there.
(c) That a favorite of her many men friends will visit that night.
(d) That Essie will reconsider.

7. What does Laura discover after she has talked about her life for some time?
(a) That Essie is asleep.
(b) That Essie isn't in the room anymore.
(c) That Buddy is asleep.
(d) That Buddy does not believe her.

8. What are Essie and Laura doing at the opening of this novel?
(a) Smoking on the stoop of the apartment.
(b) Eating at Dewdrop diner.
(c) At a horse race.
(d) Comparing memories of the Palm Sundays, Easters, and church-going habits of their childhoods.

9. When do the women arrive at the street corner?
(a) A day later than planned.
(b) Right on time.
(c) An hour later than planned.
(d) An hour earlier than planned.

10. What sound is heard outside as Buddy and Laura talk?
(a) People singing gospel songs.
(b) The sound of screeching tires as someone comes to a sudden, dangerous stop.
(c) A gunshot.
(d) A police bullhorn.

11. What central conflict does this chapter set up?
(a) The conflict between two Christian doctrines.
(b) The conflict between the two women over who gets to preach.
(c) The quests for earthly gratification and spiritual grace.
(d) Between the two woman over a man.

12. 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 he is already white.
(c) Because they really don't expect God to be there.
(d) Because he is so dark skinned.

13. How long has it been since Essie has seen her daughter?
(a) 1 years.
(b) 4 years.
(c) 10 years.
(d) A few months.

14. Who joins Chicken-Crow-For-Day in reciting sins?
(a) Essie.
(b) A cop on the beat.
(c) Birdie Lee.
(d) Laura.

15. What would be a general description of Laura?
(a) A tall, six-foot, two-inch woman who loves sugared dates.
(b) Tiny breasted, sincerely religious.
(c) Large breasted, sexual, sensual, and fond of her liquor.
(d) Tiny breasted, sexual, practical, goes to AA.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Laura meet as she is closing the church one night?

2. What do Buddy and Laura do as a new scarlet curtain is hung as a backdrop for the services?

3. How much money have they accumulated at the opening of Chapter 13?

4. Of what is Laura still jealous?

5. Of what do they persuade each other?

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