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

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

2. Why must this be dislodged?
(a) It is growing larger.
(b) It has become imbedded.
(c) It is blocking a major artery.
(d) It is pressing on her brain stem.

3. There are _______ different subdivisions of Ogou.
(a) Two.
(b) Very few.
(c) A few.
(d) Many.

4. What is agreed upon between Mama Lola and Karen?
(a) Karen should call Papa Ogou.
(b) Karen should move to Haiti.
(c) Karen should stay away from Vodou.
(d) Karen should marry Mama Lola's brother.

5. What does Philo realize?
(a) She must ignore the spirits.
(b) She misses Luc.
(c) She must serve the spirits and take up her mother's legacy.
(d) She must return to New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. She was born by cesarean section weighing a record ______ pounds.

2. Why does Macena mourn bitterly?

3. Who is Leve Jipon Fanm-nan, meaning "Raise that Woman's Petticoat?"

4. Ogou teaches that in order to live, one must do what?

5. Azaka goes about his business first, settling outstanding loans from what, and then selling the goods from his altar to the guests?

(see the answer key)

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