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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) For an indication that God is actually present.
(d) The people who are watching them.

2. What does Essie want to discuss with Laura?
(a) Taking the bus to Brooklyn to visit Essie's mother.
(b) Bringing Essie's daughter there.
(c) Getting a preaching license from city hall.
(d) The idea for the church.

3. Who has not yet bought any holy water?
(a) Birdie Lee.
(b) Chicken-Crow-For-Day.
(c) Essie.
(d) Buddy.

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

5. 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 Essie is asleep.
(c) That Buddy does not believe her.
(d) That Buddy is asleep.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Chicken-Crow-For-Day throw out the window?

3. What would be an accurate description as to how Laura is described in Chapter 3?

4. What happens as they pass the tambourine?

5. What is ironic about Chicken-Crow-For-Day saying he has been washed clean and white by the love of God?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Laura's and Essie's roles reverse in this chapter?

2. Do you think Essie is turning a blind eye to Laura giving out "lucky texts" from the pulpit, or do you think she really believes Laura is just trying to give the congregation hope?

3. Why do you think Chapter 33 is titled "Watch with Me"?

4. What does Laura do to keep the cops from shutting down their church?

5. How does Laura seem to have her moment of transformation as she comes to jail and confronts Essie?

6. What rationale does Laura use to try to convince Essie to start a church with her and does it seem a reasonable rationale?

7. What do you think is the significance of Chapter 26's title, "Moon Over Harlem"?

8. Which woman would you support in the argument about what to do with their first 2,000 dollars and why?

9. What image at the end of this chapter is particularly striking and tells much about Laura?

10. Why do you think Essie refuses to throw away her knife as Laura urges her to do?

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