Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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?
There are many Vodou spirits.
Part 1) Describe four of these spirits. What is the role of each spirit in Vodou culture? How is this connected with the treatment of these spirits by Vodou practitioners?
Part 2) How do Vodou spirits influence the lives of the Haitians? Are they a powerful force in Haitian culture? Why or why not?
Part 3) What spirits or religious entities are influential in other cultures around the world? How are they influential in the U.S.?
There are many short, fictitious stories in this book.
Part 1) Describe two of these short stories. How is each important to the book? What do they each reveal about Haiti, Alourdes' family, and/or Vodou?
Part 2) How are these stories representatives of Haiti's oral tradition? Why is oral history so important to Alourdes' culture? How are the people of Haiti influenced by stories such as these?
Part 3) How is oral history important to other cultures around the world? How is it also a part of American culture? Why might fictitious stories be universal? Why are they created by humans?
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