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

Karen McCarthy Brown
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2 - Azaka.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mauvant regularly do?
(a) He talks to the spirits.
(b) He sleeps.
(c) He sits sipping his special rum mixture and doling out medicine and advice.
(d) He tells stories.

2. Most of the compound's women have made the long journey down the mountain to what?
(a) The school.
(b) The mall.
(c) The market.
(d) The town hall.

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

4. When Karen arrives, where does she find Mama Lola?
(a) Asleep.
(b) In the kitchen cooking.
(c) Slumped against the table.
(d) In a trance.

5. Mama Lola is throwing Azaka _______________ party, as she must every year.
(a) A birthday.
(b) An anniversary.
(c) A surprise.
(d) A pizza.

Short Answer 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.

2. Mama Lola takes the ________ like her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

3. His medicine, his power, is with him naturally, and he has no need even for what?

4. All morning Mauvant is muttering that he is ________________ but no one pays him much attention.

5. Where is this town located?

(see the answer key)

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