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Karen McCarthy Brown
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The incident shows that McCarthy Brown is what?
(a) Very intelligent.
(b) A liar.
(c) A devoted friend to Alourdes and her family.
(d) A good lawyer.

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

3. The story begins on __________ early morning.
(a) A cold.
(b) A stormy.
(c) A strange.
(d) A typical.

4. Why does he fund this?
(a) So that Philo will be happy.
(b) So that Philo can have a vacation.
(c) So that Philo will leave him alone.
(d) So that Philo can be reunited with Sina.

5. Unfortunately, Fouchard's plan all along is to do what?
(a) Utilize Philo as a maid whom she will not have to pay.
(b) Return Philo to her mother as soon as possible.
(c) Have Philo be the daughter she always wanted.
(d) Sell Philo.

Short Answer Questions

1. In this chapter we learn about Alourdes' Grandmother, ______________.

2. There are _______ different subdivisions of Ogou.

3. What happens to Sina shortly after this?

4. Philomise is the ________________ daughter of Marie Noelsine, the family beauty.

5. His medicine, his power, is with him naturally, and he has no need even for what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Sina and Philo similar? What actions do they take? What does this reveal about them?

2. How do Alourdes and Maggie feel in American culture? Should they feel this way? Why or why not?

3. What is it like being a manbo? How does Alourdes feel about this?

4. What contrast is discussed in this chapter? Describe this contrast.

5. How is the legend of Joseph Binbin Mauvant important?

6. What other imagery is used in this chapter? How does it affect the reader? What message does this imagery send?

7. Describe Vodou rituals and ceremonies as a whole. Give an example from this chapter that supports this.

8. How is the character Jepete important?

9. Why is a manbo especially important in Haiti during the present time?

10. What is made clear in this chapter that we as Americans often fail to understand?

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