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Marie Laveau & Voodoo
Superstitions, Magic and Phobias
"This is a quiz on the great Marie Laveau and some Voodoo in general. Enjoy!"
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Marie Laveau also known as "The Great Voodoo _____ " - what?
Who founded the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum?
Rose Yaffa Frank
Marie Laveu II
What is mysterious about Marie Laveau's birth?
she was born a month after her twin brother
there isn't an actual record of her birth
she was born under a full moon
she was born two months late
When was Marie Laveau thought to have been born?
Marie Laveau was a quadroon. What does quadroon mean?
a person of color or mixed heritage
it is the section of town she was born in
another name for a Voodoo Priestess
another name for slave
Marie had no formal education but she taught herself to do two things, what were they?
to read and write French
to read and write Spanish
to read and write English
hairstyling and nursing
When did Louisiana adopt the Napoleonic Law which encouraged Voodoo followers into New Orleans?
Who was Marie's first husband?
John Bayou Montellet
What very special wedding gift did Marie's father give to her?
lots of money
a pair of solid gold hoop earrings
a silver necklace
Jacques died in 1822, sometime after Marie acquired a new lover and was eventually married. Who was this man that became her new lover and eventually her husband?
Captain Christophe Louis Duming de Glapion
John Bayou Montellet
How many childen did Marie and Christophe have?
Where did Marie get her first exposure to Voodoo?
on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain
in private Voodoo meetings at assorted homes
What did Marie become shortly after leaving John Bayou?
What was one of the more secretive rituals?
None were secretive
St. John's Eve Ritual
How often did Marie hold her mating ritual?
once a month
once every 2 months
once a year
once every 6 months
What was the largest ceremony?
they were all the same size
St. John's Eve
What was one of the most important aspects of the St. John's Eve Ceremony?
the worship of ancestors
the worship of newborn babies
the worship of nature
the worship of the sun
What were three other of Marie's achievements?
Maison Blanche, Quadroon Balls, and Seer
Palm Reader, Teacher, and Fry Cook
Caterer, Maid, and Governor's Ball
Bar Tender, Mardi Gras Balls, and Prophet
What role did Marie play in the Civil War?
She played no part during the Civil War
She put curses on the other side
She was a nurse
She led the revolt against the occupying forces
What should you never do to/at Marie's grave (tombstone) because it is so disrespectful?
put flowers on it
place anything on it
kneel and pray beside it
write on it
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