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

2. The prefix of the word Danbala is Da, meaning ___________.
(a) Teacher.
(b) Healer.
(c) Seeker.
(d) Snake-like.

3. Maggie tells the story of losing a ___________ (an important item in Vodou initiation rituals.) while in Haiti.
(a) Pa-tat.
(b) Pi-tet.
(c) Pe-tot.
(d) Po-tet.

4. Alourdes has been hired to do some healing work for a woman in Kingston, as well as for Mabel's son. In Kingston, they meet _______________ who is devoutly attached to her Bible.
(a) Aunt Emma.
(b) Aunt Emily.
(c) Aunt Erin.
(d) Aunt Edna.

5. 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?
(a) Do not believe in them.
(b) Forget to worship them.
(c) Create their own gods and spirits.
(d) Give them different names.

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

7. In this chapter we learn that Vodou rituals are always opened with what?
(a) Vodou prayer.
(b) Yoga.
(c) Catholic prayer.
(d) Meditation.

8. ______________ is the mother, the one who bears the children.
(a) Ezili Danto.
(b) Ezili Lasyrenn.
(c) Ezili Freda.
(d) Ezili Asrial.

9. According to the Vodou philosophy, the world is a precarious place, and it is naïve to think what?
(a) That one can navigate their life without money.
(b) That one can navigate their life without God.
(c) That one can navigate their life without the labor required to usher in good luck and stave off bad luck.
(d) That one can navigate their life without family.

10. We learn that the main focus of Alourdes' healing energy is directed at what?
(a) The deeper issues that are uncovered during the course of her treatment.
(b) The spirits on the land.
(c) The people who live on this land.
(d) Her family.

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

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

13. This chapter opens with Alourdes, Karen and a Jamaican woman named Mabel traveling to Jamaica and then onto Haiti in January of _________.
(a) 1978.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1985.

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 goes deaf.
(b) He or she loses his or her mind.
(c) He or she is taken under the water and drowned.
(d) He or she is blinded.

15. What does Karen decide?
(a) She wants to do it.
(b) She wants to study it.
(c) She wants to view it.
(d) She wants to sponsor them.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the year ___________, both Maggie and Alourdes are confronted with the question--who are my people?

2. Why is this Karen's decision?

3. In time, the two become friends, and she tells him what story?

4. Healers such as Alourdes are specialists who are for hire in order to do what?

5. All Vodou lwa are represented by what?

(see the answer keys)

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