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

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

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

4. 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) Sister.
(b) Stranger.
(c) Friend.
(d) Cousin.

5. The chapter ends with a quick anecdote about whom?
(a) Maggie.
(b) Karen.
(c) Azaka.
(d) Mama Lola.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Alourdes want to gather?

2. Mama Lola travels to ___________ from Haiti and falls very ill.

3. All Vodou lwa are represented by what?

4. This is done around ____________.

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

(see the answer key)

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