Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Philo catches the black fever plaguing Haiti. During her recovery, Ageou visits Philo in a dream and tells her what?
(a) How to cure Clement Rapelle's son.
(b) How to find Clement Rapelle's son.
(c) How to give Clement Rapelle a son.
(d) How to protect Clement Rapelle's son.

2. This chapter is about the female spirits who belong to the grouping known as ____________.
(a) Lasyrenn.
(b) Freda.
(c) Ezili.
(d) Danto.

3. Alourdes, Mabel and Karen travel to a large _______________ in Kingston where Alourdes is to "treat" a parcel of land the owner needs to sell.
(a) Christmas tree farm.
(b) Dairy farm.
(c) Home.
(d) Factory.

4. Back to the present time in the hospital, Maggie is undergoing a procedure where what must be dislodged?
(a) The cancer.
(b) The tumor.
(c) The tube in her stomach into which her fluids are draining.
(d) A growth.

5. _________________ is a white woman.
(a) Ezili Asrial.
(b) Ezili Freda.
(c) Ezili Danto.
(d) Ezili Lasyrenn.

6. Rapelle is told in the dream that she will be able to do what?
(a) Protect his son.
(b) Help him find his son.
(c) Help to cure his ailing son.
(d) Give him a son.

7. Alourdes calls who to help her daughter?
(a) The spirits.
(b) Karen.
(c) Her ancestors.
(d) Her family.

8. What does Alourdes ask Karen?
(a) If she would like to undergo the ritual initiation as well.
(b) If she would like to research initiation.
(c) If she would like to watch the ritual initiation.
(d) If she would like to sponsor those going to be initiated.

9. How do they know this illness is a sure sign of illness caused by the spirits?
(a) It has come upon her suddenly.
(b) It continues to get worse with medical care.
(c) It is something the doctors are unable to properly diagnose or cure.
(d) It is a rare illness.

10. In time, the two become friends, and she tells him what story?
(a) Of how she began studying Vodou.
(b) Of how she began her work in treating people.
(c) Of how she first came to Haiti.
(d) Of how she became a Haitian.

11. He represents the idea that Haitians must connect to what, while shedding their skin and recreating themselves as needed?
(a) Their lost family members.
(b) Their lost culture.
(c) Their lost African roots.
(d) Their lost spiritual guides.

12. First, upon arrival in Haiti, the group visits _______________ where a ritual cleansing is performed.
(a) The cemetery.
(b) The home.
(c) The hall.
(d) The church.

13. She is seen as the image of what?
(a) A turtle.
(b) A fish or snake.
(c) A piece of seaweed.
(d) A mermaid or a whale.

14. What happens to a person who catches a glimpse of her beneath the water that reaches out to touch her?
(a) He or she is taken under the water and drowned.
(b) He or she goes deaf.
(c) He or she loses his or her mind.
(d) He or she is blinded.

15. This mothering spirit is tough and strict and sometimes very ____________.
(a) Slow.
(b) Quiet.
(c) Cold.
(d) Violent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alourdes maintains that there is only one God, and one set of spirits, but different kinds of people in different kinds of religions do what?

2. In this chapter, Alourdes, Maggie, Karen, Big Daddy and Maggie's children arrive at Karen's new ______________ apartment in Manhattan.

3. After losing this, she subsequently had a dream of what?

4. Gede's domination of the realm of death is reflective of a time when males held the power in Haitian families, and this is not the case any longer. In consequence, and in showing how flexible and ever-evolving the culture of Vodou is, a strong female version of Gede is slowly emerging, whose name is _____________.

5. According to the Vodou philosophy, the world is a precarious place, and it is naïve to think what?

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