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?
Dreams are important in Vodou culture.
Part 1) Describe the dreams that are discussed in this book. How are they tied to Haitian Vodou culture? How are these dreams important in this culture?
Part 2) Are dreams important in our own culture? Why or why not? How does a Western interpretation of dreams compare to that of a Vodou interpretation? Why?
Part 3) What types of dreams are important to Americans? Why is this type of dreaming compare to the dreams one has during sleep? What does this reveal about our culture?
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?
An oral tradition is strong in Hatian culture.
Part 1) Describe oral tradition. What constitutes an oral tradition? How is this strong in the Haitian culture? Why is it so strong in the Haitian culture? How is this tied to Vodou?
Part 2) How are oral traditions and histories important in other cultures? How do these cultures compare to the Haitian Vodou cultures? What do all cultures with strong oral traditions have in common? Why?
Part 3) How is oral history important in your own culture? Is it as important as it was in the past? Why or why not? How does increased literacy affect oral traditions?
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