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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What plan do Laura and Buddy devise?
(a) To gradually get Essie out of the church altogether.
(b) To sell ordinary tap water as holy water from the river Jordan.
(c) To siphon money out of the church funds.
(d) To sell prayer indulgences.

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

3. Of what does Essie say there will be none?
(a) Black men in the church.
(b) White people attending.
(c) White choir members.
(d) Male ministers.

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

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

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

7. What does Laura discover after she has talked about her life for some time?
(a) That Essie isn't in the room anymore.
(b) That Buddy does not believe her.
(c) That Buddy is asleep.
(d) That Essie is asleep.

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

9. What literary technique is used after the description of the tambourine being passed?
(a) A flashback.
(b) A metaphor.
(c) An alliteration.
(d) An allegory.

10. What does Chapter 6 describe?
(a) The pimp who threatens them for stealing his members.
(b) It is a detailed description of the Bible they bought.
(c) The first night the women go out to preach.
(d) The two women's contrasting appearances.

11. 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) Between the two woman over a man.
(d) The quests for earthly gratification and spiritual grace.

12. What becomes the two women's church?
(a) The local Methodist chapel.
(b) The first floor in an old brownstone.
(c) Essie's apartment.
(d) The train station.

13. What is Laura clutching at the end of the chapter as the two women make a decision?
(a) A Bible.
(b) A gambling ticket.
(c) An empty wine glass.
(d) A bottle of Jim Daniels.

14. Who does Laura meet as she is closing the church one night?
(a) Birdie Lee.
(b) Chicken-Crow-For-Day.
(c) Zora.
(d) Buddy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the two say about Essie?

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

3. What are Essie and Laura doing at the opening of this novel?

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

5. How does Essie clean her nails?

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