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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Laura do to keep the cops from stopping the preaching because of no license?
(a) Nothing since the problem has miraculously not happened.
(b) Gives them sex.
(c) Bribes them.
(d) Tells them God will fix their problems.

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

3. How does Laura picture Essie's role in the street corner church?
(a) Singing and then fainting as if in ecstasy.
(b) Singing and then preaching when Laura sings.
(c) Sitting quietly and preaching.
(d) Sitting quietly and occasionally singing.

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

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

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

7. What are some of Laura's "rocks" for security?
(a) The numbers, her daughter, and church.
(b) Church, her daughter, and liquor.
(c) Men, the numbers, and liquor.
(d) Men, her daughter, and church.

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

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

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

11. What does Laura do to gain the church space?
(a) Invites the landlord to her home.
(b) Threatens to turn in the landlord for code violations.
(c) Tells the landlord he can have 25 percent of the weekly collections.
(d) Bribes the landlord and promises three months in advance rent.

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

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

14. What is Laura planning?
(a) Where her new dressing room will be.
(b) How to leverage Essie out of the church.
(c) Her new sermons.
(d) To marry Buddy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Laura ask when Essie encourages her to read her Bible?

2. What does Laura want from Essie the next morning?

3. What does Laura think Essie will think of Buddy and Laura's plan?

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

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

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