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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. In time, the two become friends, and she tells him what story?
(a) Of how she began studying Vodou.
(b) Of how she began her work in treating people.
(c) Of how she first came to Haiti.
(d) Of how she became a Haitian.

2. Alourdes tells the story of a potential client who is a member of a devil-worship group, and she explains that she is a ______________.
(a) Vodou practitioner.
(b) Vodou priestess.
(c) Devil-worshipper as well.
(d) Christian.

3. The first is a _____________ in order to dislodge the spirits in one's head.
(a) Head holding.
(b) Head cleansing.
(c) Head healing.
(d) Head washing.

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

5. Why is this Karen's decision?
(a) She wants to have confidence in herself the way Alourdes does.
(b) She wants to be a part of Alourdes' family.
(c) She wants to be a Vodou priestess.
(d) She wants to believe in something.

Short Answer Questions

1. This chapter opens with Alourdes, Karen and a Jamaican woman named Mabel traveling to Jamaica and then onto Haiti in January of _________.

2. Healers such as Alourdes are specialists who are for hire in order to do what?

3. He represents the idea that Haitians must connect to what, while shedding their skin and recreating themselves as needed?

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

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is myth important in Alourdes' life of Vodou?

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

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

6. How has Alourdes been like Ezili?

7. Why do the initiates do the answer to number 55 in the cemetery?

8. What is Alourdes' response regarding Catholic priests? What does this reveal about Haitians?

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

10. What does this chapter reiterate about the responsibility of serving the spirits?

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