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

2. Healers such as Alourdes are specialists who are for hire in order to do what?
(a) Talk to the spirits.
(b) Assist in the labor required to orchestrate good luck.
(c) Make the spirits happy.
(d) Bring peace to all Haitians.

3. 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) Gedelia.
(b) Gedenia.
(c) Gerte.
(d) Geda.

4. 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) Factory.
(b) Christmas tree farm.
(c) Home.
(d) Dairy farm.

5. What does this spirit tell her?
(a) How to make treatments.
(b) How to get revenge.
(c) How to put a curse on someone.
(d) How to find those who are lost.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alourdes calls who to help her daughter?

2. 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?

3. All four successfully survive the initiation. The story jumps to some years later in Alourdes' Brooklyn basement where the three surviving siblings of the initiation are doing what?

4. The prefix of the word Danbala is Da, meaning ___________.

5. All Vodou lwa are represented by what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has Alourdes been like Ezili?

2. Who is important in this chapter? Why is she important in comparison to Alourdes?

3. What is Alourdes' main role in Vodou? Describe her actions in this role. Why does she act this way?

4. How do each of the four initiates handle the initiation rites? Who handles it the best?

5. Who does Aunt Emma represent? Why is this important?

6. What is learned about the choices made regarding the women in this culture?

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

8. What do all the women in this family have in common?

9. Compare the focus on morality and sexuality in the Vodou culture as compared the many people in America? How do these differences affect many Americans' views of Vodou?

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

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