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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. To whom does Laura liken many of her personality traits?
(a) Her grandmother.
(b) Her sixth-grade teacher.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her oldest sister.
2. 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.
3. What are Laura's robes like?
(a) Brightly colored.
(c) Tailor cut.
(d) White for purity.
4. What do Buddy and Laura do as a new scarlet curtain is hung as a backdrop for the services?
(a) Sing gospel songs.
(d) Tell off-color jokes.
5. What does Laura say Buddy is going to become?
(a) The new minister.
(b) Her bodyguard.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her business manager.
6. When do the women arrive at the street corner?
(a) An hour later than planned.
(b) Right on time.
(c) An hour earlier than planned.
(d) A day later than planned.
7. Why does Laura's resentment to Birdie Lee vanish?
(a) Because Birdie drops a ten-dollar bill in the collection plate.
(b) Because she realizes the spirit of the Lord is upon Birdie.
(c) Because Essie kicks her to make her behave.
(d) Because the collection is larger than normal after Birdie comes forward.
8. Where does Essie say that the spark to convert has to come from?
(a) The music.
(c) Laura's sermons.
(d) People's hearts.
9. What does Laura discover after she has talked about her life for some time?
(a) That Buddy does not believe her.
(b) That Buddy is asleep.
(c) That Essie is asleep.
(d) That Essie isn't in the room anymore.
10. How long has it been since Essie has seen her daughter?
(a) 1 years.
(b) 4 years.
(c) A few months.
(d) 10 years.
11. What could the wine glass symbolize as far as Laura's character?
(a) 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.
12. What is Essie's response to Laura's suggestion on buying the Bible?
(a) She will take money out of her welfare payments because she does not want to start a church on gambling profits.
(b) She faints.
(c) She thinks it's a great idea.
(d) She is hesitant but knows it's the only way.
13. What does Laura do to keep the cops from stopping the preaching because of no license?
(a) Tells them God will fix their problems.
(b) Nothing since the problem has miraculously not happened.
(c) Bribes them.
(d) Gives them sex.
14. When Laura encourages Essie, what does Essie do?
(a) Sings louder.
(b) Falls silent and becomes very still, entering into one of the "pauses" into which she frequently falls.
(c) Begins to sob instead of crying quietly.
(d) Prays with more fervency.
15. What scheme does Buddy suggest for making more money?
(a) Cutting back on the bribes to the police.
(b) Selling prayer shawls from "Jerusalem."
(c) Giving potential gambling numbers during the preaching.
(d) Telling the congregation that Essie is dying and needs help.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what does Laura accuse Essie?
2. How does Essie clean her nails?
3. Of what is Laura still jealous?
4. Who starts a church a few blocks from where Essie and Laura sit?
5. Of what do they persuade each other?
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