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

2. In Haiti, before she moved to America, Alourdes, like most other Haitian women, did whatever it took to feed herself and her family, including what?
(a) Bartering with sex.
(b) Selling precious items.
(c) Cooking for wealthy families.
(d) Giving away her children.

3. This woman is a successful ____________ (market woman).
(a) Femme de marche.
(b) Marche femme.
(c) Marchfemme.
(d) Machann.

4. What happens to Sina shortly after this?
(a) She returns to the United States.
(b) She becomes a manbo.
(c) She moves back into the country.
(d) She is poisoned and killed.

5. Azaka offers the rest of his altar food to his guests, doles out messages to the individual guests and instructs them how to do what?
(a) Live their lives
(b) Dismantle his altar.
(c) Pay for his services.
(d) Worship him.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Alourdes and Maggie feel about the idea of having to deal with the American police?

2. There are _______ different subdivisions of Ogou.

3. For Karen, the trip is largely in the name of ____________.

4. In the end, what happens in William's case?

5. Mama Lola travels to ___________ from Haiti and falls very ill.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about Karen's marriage to Papa Danbala?

2. What all-important concept is discussed in this chapter? Give an example.

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

4. What story takes place regarding Alourdes in the previous chapter? How is this related to this chapter?

5. How does one feel regarding Karen? Is it easy to sympathize with her? Why or why not?

6. How does jealousy affect the plot of this story?

7. What do most Americans think of "voodoo?"

8. What is the purpose of the Ezili spirits?

9. What does this chapter reveal about the Mauvant family and life in Haiti and in the Mauvant family compound?

10. How are vodou ideals understood? Give an example from the text that supports this. How might a modern-day American reader feel about this?

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