Paradise by Toni Morrison: Summary & Characters


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In Paradise, why are the people of Ruby reluctant to accept outsiders?

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1. How did the town of Ruby get its name in Paradise?

2. Why do the men of Ruby raid the Convent in Paradise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet gives you the opportunity to test what you remember about the story and characters in Paradise. Review what you know about how the town in the book got its name and what the people who live there are like.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to review what you know about:

  • Why the people of Ruby aren't fond of outsiders
  • How the town got its name
  • Why the men of Ruby raid the Convent
  • Why it's difficult for Reverend Misner to find answers

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you remember about Paradise to answer questions about Ruby and its inhabitants
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you were able to pull out the most important events in the book
  • Information recall - see if you remember how many men raided the Convent

Additional Learning

You'll find a more comprehensive review of this book in the lesson, Paradise by Toni Morrison: Summary & Characters. This lesson offers more insight into:

  • Characteristics of the people of Ruby
  • Flashback to the year before the story of the novel is written
  • Who the main characters are
  • The contradiction of stories and ideas
  • The wedding that brings conflict
  • What destroys the vision of Ruby as a utopia