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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Essie watch while they are preaching and singing?
(a) The people who are watching them.
(b) For anyone who seems to need encouragement to give.
(c) For potential robbers.
(d) For an indication that God is actually present.

2. What are Laura's robes like?
(a) Drab.
(b) Tailor cut.
(c) Brightly colored.
(d) White for purity.

3. What does Laura ask when Essie encourages her to read her Bible?
(a) She knows enough of the Bible already.
(b) Where is the begats section.
(c) She knows she is saved even without a Bible.
(d) She really can't read too well.

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

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

6. What is Buddy planning?
(a) To embezzle church funds.
(b) The move of the new church to a renovated movie theater.
(c) To marry Laura.
(d) To try again to leverage Essie out of the church.

7. Approximately when does Chapter 19 take place?
(a) It is a flashback to a year before Laura and Essie set up their church.
(b) About 2 months after Laura and Essie set up their church.
(c) Ten years after Laura and Essie set up their church.
(d) Just less than a year since Laura and Essie set up their church.

8. How does Laura inspire Essie?
(a) She goes into a trancelike state and says "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me."
(b) She describes all the fine things they would do for the people in the neighborhood.
(c) She gives a demonstration of what she would preach.
(d) She says that Essie could bring her daughter there with the money.

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

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

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

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

13. 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.

14. What does Laura want to do with the money?
(a) Donate it to the overseas mission fund.
(b) Buy her man a car.
(c) Have a big party.
(d) Get them better living quarters.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the image of Buddy and Laura's sparkling eyes invoke?

2. What would be an accurate description as to how Laura is described in Chapter 3?

3. What does Chapter 6 describe?

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

5. What does Laura say she can provide?

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