Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Karen McCarthy Brown
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10 - Danbala.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Mauvant vomit up?
(a) A spirit.
(b) His lunch.
(c) A diamond.
(d) A small, smooth stone.

3. Mauvant dresses and assumes his usual post where?
(a) On his porch.
(b) Beneath the cottonsilk tree.
(c) In the center square.
(d) Outside the general store.

4. Who is Manman Marasa?
(a) The daughter of Mauvant.
(b) The wife of Mauvant.
(c) Mama Lola's cousin.
(d) The sister of Mauvant.

5. Why does Macena mourn bitterly?
(a) Unexpectedly, Macena's dog dies while out hunting.
(b) Unexpectedly, Macena's servant quits.
(c) Unexpectedly, Macena's best friend dies.
(d) Unexpectedly, this prize fighting cock of Macena's dies in the ring.

Short Answer Questions

1. In time, the two become friends, and she tells him what story?

2. Each of these women represents a generational link in a chain that, if broken, will cause what to happen to future generations?

3. The litany of spirits and the litany of ancestral rite would be impossible to maintain in the realm of _________________ where the human and the divine are forbidden to mix.

4. In ______________, Alourdes' son William, who is mentally retarded, is arrested for a purse snatching.

5. The spirits will do what if should she neglect them?

(see the answer key)

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