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. In this chapter, Alourdes, Maggie, Karen, Big Daddy and Maggie's children arrive at Karen's new ______________ apartment in Manhattan.
(a) Chelsea.
(b) TriBeCa.
(c) West Village.
(d) Lower East Side.

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

3. Each of these spirits exists in close relation to one another and, when considered as a group, are able to quite accurately paint a portrait of whom?
(a) All Haitian people and the circumstances in which they exist.
(b) All women and the circumstances in which they exist.
(c) All people and the circumstances in which they exist.
(d) The Haitian woman and the circumstances in which they exist.

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

5. Second is called ____________, to transform suffering into power.
(a) Kenzo.
(b) Konza.
(c) Kanzo.
(d) Kinza.

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

7. 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.

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

9. Alourdes and Maggie have the responsibility of keeping the women of this line, Sina, Philo and beyond, as well as the family spirits, alive with what?
(a) Stories.
(b) Their memories.
(c) Ritual feeding.
(d) Prayers.

10. At the end of the blessing, Alourdes mentions to Karen that Maggie is going to __________ (undergo the ritual initiation into Vodou) in July.
(a) 'Kouche.'
(b) 'Kache.'
(c) 'Kitche.'
(d) 'Koche.'

11. 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 _____________.
(a) Gedenia.
(b) Gerte.
(c) Geda.
(d) Gedelia.

12. The spirit, __________, comes to her in a dream.
(a) Ago.
(b) Ageou.
(c) Auge.
(d) Ague.

13. It is noted that what was removed at the same time?
(a) The fetus of a partially formed twin sister.
(b) The fetus of a partially formed twin brother.
(c) Her uterus.
(d) Her ovaries.

14. Clement Rapelle, a Haitian man, dreams about a woman named Philomise who lives in a compound called _____________________.
(a) Seven Pennies from Heaven.
(b) Seventh Heaven.
(c) Seven Stabs of the Knife.
(d) Seven Deadly Sins.

15. This chapter is a story about the life of Alourdes' ______________, Philomise.
(a) Brother.
(b) Mother.
(c) Sister.
(d) Daughter.

Short Answer Questions

1. The first is a _____________ in order to dislodge the spirits in one's head.

2. They are made to understand that they cannot reveal exactly what occurs in the initiation chamber; to do so is to cause what?

3. Maggie is hospitalized with what?

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

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

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