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

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

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

4. In Chapter 4, what do the two women argue about concerning the Bible?
(a) What percentage of their first day's take will go towards its purchase.
(b) If they even need a Bible since both have many verses memorized.
(c) Whether they should read from it at the opening of the preaching.
(d) Getting a less expensive Bible.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Buddy planning?

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

3. What does Laura say about Essie that is hurtful?

4. Of what does Laura accuse Essie?

5. Of what do they persuade each other?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does previous foreshadowing play out in Chapter 30?

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

4. What two things are mentioned that have already been mentioned in previous chapters and what might be the significance of their being mentioned again?

5. Do you believe Buddy really is upset that Essie does seem to believe his conversion is sincere?

6. What do you think is the symbolism of the rock mentioned in Chapter 3?

7. What do you think one of the main themes might be just based upon the differences in the two major characters as shown in this opening chapter?

8. What truth do you think Birdie Lee might reveal in the future as foreshadowed in Chapter 19?

9. What do you think might be the significance of the title "Palm Sunday," of Chapter 1?

10. Why is it ironic that Laura is trying to convince Essie to do something positive with her life?

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