Nightjohn: Summary & Characters - Quiz & Worksheet

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In Nightjohn, Nightjohn is called that name because he _____ in the night.

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1. In Nightjohn, Sarny's birth mother was _____ when Sarny was only four years old.

2. In Nightjohn, Waller, the plantation owner, uses _____ to capture runaways.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nightjohn paints a picture of brutal slave ownership practices before the Civil War. The quiz contains questions about the character Nightjohn, the character Sarny and the plot of Nightjohn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Sarny's first word
  • The fate of Sarny's birth mother
  • How Nightjohn got his name

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to tell how Waller captures slaves who run away from his plantation
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've gained about an item that Sarny gets to see during night school with Nightjohn
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most important information from the lesson about Sarny's first word

Additional Learning

Find out more about this story by reading the lesson titled Nightjohn: Summary & Characters. In this lesson you'll learn about:

  • What it means to ''run'' a slave in Nightjohn
  • The narrator of this story
  • Why Nightjohn wants his fellow slaves to learn to read and write
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