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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. At the end of the blessing, Alourdes mentions to Karen that Maggie is going to __________ (undergo the ritual initiation into Vodou) in July.
(a) 'Kouche.'
(b) 'Koche.'
(c) 'Kitche.'
(d) 'Kache.'

2. ____________________ when she agrees to return to her family land in Jean Rabel to give a feast for the family spirits.
(a) Her sight is restored.
(b) Her hearing is restored.
(c) Her voice is restored.
(d) Her health is restored.

3. In this chapter, Alourdes, Maggie, Karen, Big Daddy and Maggie's children arrive at Karen's new ______________ apartment in Manhattan.
(a) Chelsea.
(b) Lower East Side.
(c) TriBeCa.
(d) West Village.

4. Danbala operates from the territory of ______________, asking questions.
(a) Intellect.
(b) Blood and memory.
(c) Learning.
(d) Questioning.

5. This spirit is the '______________ woman' of the female spirits.
(a) Wonder.
(b) Crazy.
(c) Strong.
(d) Wild.

Short Answer Questions

1. This mothering spirit is tough and strict and sometimes very ____________.

2. She was born by cesarean section weighing a record ______ pounds.

3. They are made to understand that they cannot reveal exactly what occurs in the initiation chamber; to do so is to cause what?

4. Maggie tells the story of losing a ___________ (an important item in Vodou initiation rituals.) while in Haiti.

5. How do they know this illness is a sure sign of illness caused by the spirits?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is learned about participating in the initiation rite?

5. How has Alourdes been like Ezili?

6. What is the purpose of the Ezili spirits?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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