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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. She develops a good reputation within the Haitian community because of what?
(a) Her influence among the authorities.
(b) Her wealth.
(c) Her intelligence.
(d) Her effective treatments and her fairness with her clients.

2. Before long, Macena discovers her whereabouts and does what?
(a) Robs her.
(b) Ignores her.
(c) Comes to live with her.
(d) Kicks her out of her new home.

3. What is the setting?
(a) The town market.
(b) The town hall.
(c) The Mauvant family store.
(d) The Mauvant family compound.

4. Kouzinn is _____________, a trade that is key to the survival for the poor women of Haiti.
(a) A healer.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A market woman.
(d) A teacher.

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

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

7. What did Maggie explain to Karen?
(a) Azaka is punishing her.
(b) Azaka is praising her.
(c) Azaka is speaking to her.
(d) Azaka is ignoring her.

8. In what town does the story take place?
(a) Surin.
(b) Jean Rabel.
(c) Achille.
(d) Port au Prince.

9. Who is Manman Marasa?
(a) Mama Lola's cousin.
(b) The wife of Mauvant.
(c) The daughter of Mauvant.
(d) The sister of Mauvant.

10. How old is Joseph Binbin Mauvant?
(a) 59.
(b) 79.
(c) 89.
(d) 69.

11. The chapter about the spirit Azaka, or "Kouzen Zaka" begins with Karen telling the story of her journey to Mama Lola's home in ______________.
(a) May of 1983.
(b) May of 1984.
(c) May of 1982.
(d) May of 1981.

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

13. According to legend, she is so ______________ that he almost faints the first time he sees her.
(a) Scary.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Ugly.
(d) Cold.

14. What should Karen take?
(a) A course in Vodou.
(b) A walk through a cemetery.
(c) The initiation rite.
(d) First Communion.

15. Often this way of thinking can lead a Haitian woman into what?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Service of the spirits.
(c) High-risk situations.
(d) A great depression.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mama Lola discover information through her sister-in-law?

2. The emphasis in this chapter is on what?

3. What is a "met tet?"

4. What does Alourdes want to gather?

5. The incident shows that McCarthy Brown is what?

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