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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. About what is Essie worried?
(a) About the way Laura is carrying on.
(b) About when she can bring her daughter to live with her.
(c) About how Laura seems ill.
(d) About how she can get out of the city with some money.

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

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

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

7. What does Essie think Laura should be thinking?
(a) Of how they are going to keep the authorities from interferring.
(b) Of the souls they're saving with their preaching.
(c) Of the future.
(d) Of how to get the people to donate more money.

8. Where does Essie say that the spark to convert has to come from?
(a) Laura's sermons.
(b) People's hearts.
(c) The music.
(d) God.

9. Who is Birdie Lee?
(a) A small elderly woman who steps forward and promises that from that night on she's giving her life to Jesus.
(b) A small girl who wants her mommie to be healed.
(c) A cop who is watching the women to make sure they are not doing anything illegal.
(d) A prostitute who brings a message from her pimp.

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

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

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

13. What sound is heard outside as Buddy and Laura talk?
(a) People singing gospel songs.
(b) A gunshot.
(c) A police bullhorn.
(d) The sound of screeching tires as someone comes to a sudden, dangerous stop.

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

15. How long has it been since Essie has seen her daughter?
(a) 4 years.
(b) 1 years.
(c) A few months.
(d) 10 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Essie want to do with the money?

2. How much money have they accumulated at the opening of Chapter 13?

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

4. What is the reason for the time they arrive?

5. What does Essie do after they are persuaded?

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