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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens as they pass the tambourine?
(a) It is broken by accident.
(b) It is stolen.
(c) It quickly fills with money.
(d) It is dumped along with its money into the sewer grate.

5. In Chapter 4, what do the two women argue about concerning the Bible?
(a) Whether they should read from it at the opening of the preaching.
(b) Getting a less expensive Bible.
(c) If they even need a Bible since both have many verses memorized.
(d) What percentage of their first day's take will go towards its purchase.

6. Over what do the women argue in Chapter 7?
(a) Laura using the money for booze.
(b) Laura ruining the church's reputation.
(c) How to use the collection.
(d) Which Bible to buy.

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

8. How much money have they accumulated at the opening of Chapter 13?
(a) One thousand dollars.
(b) Two thousand dollars.
(c) Ten thousand dollars.
(d) Fifteen thousand dollars.

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

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

11. Why does Laura's resentment to Birdie Lee vanish?
(a) Because Essie kicks her to make her behave.
(b) Because Birdie drops a ten-dollar bill in the collection plate.
(c) Because the collection is larger than normal after Birdie comes forward.
(d) Because she realizes the spirit of the Lord is upon Birdie.

12. What does Laura say Buddy is going to become?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Her business manager.
(c) Her bodyguard.
(d) The new minister.

13. What does Laura think Essie will think of Buddy and Laura's plan?
(a) She'll wish she had thought of it.
(b) She'll be upset.
(c) She'll think it's ingenious.
(d) She will turn them in to the authorities.

14. What literary technique is used after the description of the tambourine being passed?
(a) An alliteration.
(b) An allegory.
(c) A flashback.
(d) A metaphor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Laura say she can provide?

2. What is Laura planning?

3. How does Laura inspire Essie?

4. What is distracting Laura from listening to Essie?

5. Who is Birdie Lee?

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