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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. Back to the present time in the hospital, Maggie is undergoing a procedure where what must be dislodged?
(a) The cancer.
(b) A growth.
(c) The tube in her stomach into which her fluids are draining.
(d) The tumor.

2. They are made to understand that they cannot reveal exactly what occurs in the initiation chamber; to do so is to cause what?
(a) Your own death.
(b) The separation of the initiate from the spirits.
(c) The end of Vodou.
(d) Destruction of the family.

3. Philo discovers she is pregnant and does everything she can think of to miscarry, as another mouth to feed is the last thing she needs. The spirit __________________ comes to her in a dream and tells her to stop trying to kill her baby.
(a) Lady of Lourdes.
(b) Lady of the Sea.
(c) Lady of the Snows.
(d) Lady of Guadeloupe.

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Second is called ____________, to transform suffering into power.

2. Philo catches the black fever plaguing Haiti. During her recovery, Ageou visits Philo in a dream and tells her what?

3. What does Alourdes ask Karen?

4. 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?

5. In this chapter, Alourdes, Maggie, Karen, Big Daddy and Maggie's children arrive at Karen's new ______________ apartment in Manhattan.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do the initiates have to do in the cemetery?

3. What is one of the best stories in this chapter? Why?

4. What is the purpose of the Ezili spirits?

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

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

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

8. What are Philo's plans for Alourdes, prior to her birth? How does this plan change?

9. What understanding does this chapter give us regarding Alourdes and her daughter?

10. What similarity exists between Marie Claire and Maggie?

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