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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what does Laura say they need money?
(a) To buy hymnals.
(b) To pay an organist.
(c) For a tambourine and a Bible.
(d) To rent the local community center.

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

3. What could the wine glass symbolize as far as Laura's character?
(a) Self-destruction.
(b) The wine Laura will offer in communion at church.
(c) Seeing through a glass darkly.
(d) A casting off of an old way of life.

4. Who starts a church a few blocks from where Essie and Laura sit?
(a) A reformed alcoholic.
(b) An active drug dealer.
(c) A reformed pimp.
(d) An ex-cop.

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

6. What does Laura say Essie can provide?
(a) The preaching.
(b) The decorations.
(c) The flowers.
(d) The music.

7. What would be a general description of Essie?
(a) Essie is almost 18, is fond of liquor and men.
(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 overweight, has a beautiful singing voice, and has a sixteen-year-old daughter.

8. Of what do they persuade each other?
(a) That God inspired them.
(b) That it is a foolish pipe dream.
(c) That the devil inspired them.
(d) That the idea could work.

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

10. Of what is Laura still jealous?
(a) Chicken-Crow-For-Day.
(b) Essie.
(c) Them white folks what's got so much.
(d) Birdie Lee.

11. How does Buddy refer to Laura and himself?
(a) As the Bonnie and Clyde of religion.
(b) As David and Bathsheba.
(c) As the Humphrey and Bacall of religion.
(d) As Adam and Eve.

12. What does Laura do after they are persuaded?
(a) Says "Amen."
(b) Begins to plan how to spend all her money.
(c) Says "God is Great."
(d) Starts preaching on the corner immediately.

13. What cliche does Laura quote to convince Essie?
(a) Ask and ye shall receive.
(b) The Lord helps those who help themselves.
(c) The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.
(d) Ask not and you get not.

14. When do the women actually start preaching?
(a) Early July.
(b) Well into Spring.
(c) Late February.
(d) Right after the New Year.

15. What might be a theme of this story symbolically portrayed in the final lines of this chapter?
(a) That wine and church do not mix.
(b) The self-fueling obsession with pleasure can prevent awareness of opportunities for spiritual growth.
(c) That a bad motive can turn out positively.
(d) That one should suspect people who start churches without a license.

Short Answer Questions

1. What plan do Laura and Buddy devise?

2. What would be a general description of Laura?

3. What happens after Essie joins in on the song?

4. How does Laura inspire Essie?

5. What does Laura do to keep the cops from stopping the preaching because of no license?

(see the answer keys)

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