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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the image of Buddy and Laura's sparkling eyes invoke?
(a) The glint of steel as it is about to kill someone.
(b) An image of a diamond in the rough.
(c) An image of starlight.
(d) The glint of the diamond eyes of the serpent in the Adam and Eve mural at the church.

2. What is Birdie Lee going to get?
(a) A new set of drums.
(b) An altar.
(c) A new piano.
(d) A font for the holy water.

3. What does Laura say she can provide?
(a) The muscle men to keep everyone safe.
(b) Gambling numbers.
(c) Inspirational preaching.
(d) The organ music.

4. What does Essie do after they are persuaded?
(a) Hugs Laura.
(b) Calls to the neighbors to tell them.
(c) Starts dancing and singing gospel songs.
(d) Gets on her knees and prays.

5. How does Essie describe the Bible she finds?
(a) One that has pictures.
(b) Large, ornately decorated, and expensive.
(c) Small and easily held.
(d) Worn but functional.

6. What do Essie's imaginings lead her to do?
(a) Sing.
(b) Pray.
(c) Cry.
(d) Dance.

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

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

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

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

11. How does Essie feel about the new apartment?
(a) She is happy and thinks it came from God.
(b) Essie is ecstatic and grateful no matter where it came from.
(c) She is despondent.
(d) She is hesitant.

12. Why does Laura hire an artist?
(a) To paint murals of a black Adam and Eve and other Biblical scenes.
(b) To inscribe the name of the church on a piece of slate.
(c) To sketch line drawings of Biblical scenes on the pews.
(d) To do a portrait of Laura to hang in the church.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who starts a church a few blocks from where Essie and Laura sit?

2. What are Laura's robes like?

3. How does Laura picture Essie's role in the street corner church?

4. What is Laura planning?

5. What does Essie want to discuss with Laura?

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