Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a ritual feeding of the poor?
2. All morning Mauvant is muttering that he is ________________ but no one pays him much attention.
3. Macena is the father of her children so she must do what?
4. This woman is a successful ____________ (market woman).
5. ____________ is finally reacted by Karen, Alourdes and their traveling companions.
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Sina's strength revealed in this chapter?
2. How does jealousy affect the plot of this story?
3. What is made clear in this chapter that we as Americans often fail to understand?
4. What is Alourdes' purpose for arranging the 'manje pov?'
5. What is the connection between one's power and the will of the spirits in the world of Vodou?
6. Who does Aunt Emma represent? Why is this important?
7. What is one of the most important lessons learned about the practice of Vodou from reading this book? How is Karen's involvement in Mama Lola's story important to most readers of this book?
8. How are vodou ideals understood? Give an example from the text that supports this. How might a modern-day American reader feel about this?
9. Describe Vodou rituals and ceremonies as a whole. Give an example from this chapter that supports this.
10. What story takes place regarding Alourdes in the previous chapter? How is this related to this chapter?
Essay Topic 1
Karen's involvement in Vodou develops throughout this book.
Part 1) Describe Karen's involvement in Vodou at the beginning of this book? What has drawn her to Mama Lola and the subject of Vodou?
Part 2) How do her feelings regarding Vodou change over the course of the book? What causes these changes? How does this in turn change significant aspects of Karen's life and beliefs?
Part 3) What were your original beliefs regarding Vodou prior to reading this book? How did your views change over the course of reading this book? What led to these changes? How might these changes affect your beliefs regarding other religions and beliefs?
Essay Topic 2
Ezili represents the many facets of womankind.
Part 1) Who is Ezili? Describe the many forms of Ezili. Why is this significant in Haitian culture? What does it reveal about Haitian women?
Part 2) With which Ezili do you most relate? Why? Who in our own culture might represent the same type of woman as this Ezili?
Part 3) What women in our own culture best represent American women? Why? Are these the same women the American media promotes? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Imagery and metaphors are used frequently throughout this book.
Part 1) Describe the imagery and metaphors found in this book. How are these connected to the stories in this book and the book as a whole?
Part 2) How is imagery important in oral traditions? Why is it so important? How is this importance reflected in this book?
Part 3) What other literary devices can be found in this book? How are they used? Are they effective? Why or why not?
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