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. We learn in this chapter that Maggie is almost more like a ______________ to Alourdes, someone upon who she relies heavily in her work as a manbo.
(a) Friend.
(b) Cousin.
(c) Stranger.
(d) Sister.

2. This spirit is never satisfied, always craving more ____________________.
(a) Students.
(b) Children.
(c) Men.
(d) Love, wealth and honor.

3. When do the preparations for the party begin?
(a) Around 10:00 at night.
(b) Around 5:00 in the morning.
(c) Around 5:00 in then evening.
(d) Around 10:00 in the morning.

4. The spirit Papa Danbala is very _________, so when he "mounts" his horse, or manbo, in the possession-performance, he utters sounds only and does not speak.
(a) Feeble.
(b) Afraid.
(c) Young.
(d) Old.

5. What does Philo not want to do?
(a) Take on the responsibility.
(b) Put a curse on others.
(c) Help others.
(d) Leave Haiti.

Short Answer Questions

1. Philomise is the ________________ daughter of Marie Noelsine, the family beauty.

2. In this chapter we learn that Vodou rituals are always opened with what?

3. According to legend, she is so ______________ that he almost faints the first time he sees her.

4. Despite her power as a Vodou priestess and the protection that she enjoys at the hands of the spirits, ________________ is enough to upturn Alourdes' life.

5. Philo meets a man named Luc Charles with whom she bears a child named ______________.

(see the answer key)

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