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

Karen McCarthy Brown
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8 - Ezili.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When she first meets Alphonse Macena, she is just a girl of __________.
(a) 15.
(b) 12.
(c) 19.
(d) 17.

2. Who should Karen marry?
(a) Papa Ogou.
(b) Mama Lola's brother.
(c) Papa Gedes.
(d) Mama Lola's son.

3. The relationship between Sina and Alphonse Macena does not last long. Why?
(a) She tires of him.
(b) He dies.
(c) He is abusive.
(d) He does not carry his weight in the household.

4. Macena believes that the spirits, like his wife, are there to do what?
(a) Kill him.
(b) Scare him.
(c) Hurt him.
(d) Serve him.

5. What does this spirit love?
(a) Teaching others.
(b) All men.
(c) Fine clothes and jewelry and French perfume.
(d) Children.

Short Answer Questions

1. ______________ is an elusive creature of the deep sea, a siren.

2. What does she learn from her sister-in-law?

3. What does McCarthy Brown do for Alourdes and Maggie?

4. What happens to a person who catches a glimpse of her beneath the water that reaches out to touch her?

5. McCarthy Brown recounts in this chapter a trip she and Alourdes make together in ________ to Haiti.

(see the answer key)

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