Beloved by Toni Morrison: Summary & Analysis

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Why does Sethe murder her infant daughter?

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1. Why does Sethe let Beloved stay at the house?

2. Why does Sethe rush at Mr. Bodwin with an ice pick?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This worksheet focuses on the story, Beloved, by Toni Morrison, which is based on true events. Topics discussed in the quiz include why Sethe murdered her infant daughter, as well as why Sethe allows Beloved to stay in her home.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to learn about:

  • Why Seth rushes at Mr. Bodwin with an ice pick
  • What happens to Beloved at the end of the story
  • Which statements about the book are untrue

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the book's lessons
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts from the book to examine information about Beloved's murder in a different light
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of slavery and discuss how it affects the lives of Sethe and her family

Additional Learning

To learn more about Toni Morrison and the novel, Beloved, review the accompanying lesson called Beloved by Toni Morrison: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the different characters in the book
  • Get a better understanding of the importance of the mother-daughter relationship in Beloved
  • Discuss the significant impact that slavery had on both the author and Margaret Garner, the woman the book was written about
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