Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Karen McCarthy Brown
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7 - Dreams and Promises.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Philo catches the black fever plaguing Haiti. During her recovery, Ageou visits Philo in a dream and tells her what?
(a) How to cure Clement Rapelle's son.
(b) How to protect Clement Rapelle's son.
(c) How to find Clement Rapelle's son.
(d) How to give Clement Rapelle a son.

2. In Haiti, before she moved to America, Alourdes, like most other Haitian women, did whatever it took to feed herself and her family, including what?
(a) Giving away her children.
(b) Bartering with sex.
(c) Cooking for wealthy families.
(d) Selling precious items.

3. For how long do the ceremonies go on?
(a) Until late at night.
(b) For the next week.
(c) Until early in the evening.
(d) Until early in the morning the next day.

4. Many guests arrive for the ritual, and after ______________ to persuade the spirits to attend, Mama Lola becomes possessed by the spirit of Azaka.
(a) Chanting.
(b) Praying.
(c) Eating.
(d) Singing.

5. McCarthy Brown recounts in this chapter a trip she and Alourdes make together in ________ to Haiti.
(a) 1982.
(b) 1981.
(c) 1984.
(d) 1983.

Short Answer Questions

1. When she first meets Alphonse Macena, she is just a girl of __________.

2. What does Alourdes want to gather?

3. Sina realizes that Macena will not leave the family compound, so she and her eldest daughter, Gloria, decide to do what?

4. For Alourdes, it is a journey long overdue to do what?

5. The chapter ends with a quick anecdote about whom?

(see the answer key)

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