Toni Morrison's A Mercy: Summary


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During which century does A Mercy take place?

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1. How did Jacob Vaark get his land in 'A Mercy'?

2. Which of the following statements is correct about 'A Mercy'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Toni Morrison's A Mercy has deeply tormented characters. This combination quiz and worksheet will help you measure your understanding of these characters. You will be asked to identify the century in which the story takes place and the manner in which Jacob Vaark got his land.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Traits of certain characters
  • Jacob Vaark's death
  • Character injured by Florens

Skills Practiced

These tools will allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related synopsis of Toni Morrison's A Mercy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding traits of characters in the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Jacob Vaark

Additional Learning

To examine this novel in more detail, study the lesson titled, Toni Morrison's A Mercy: Summary. The following objectives are covered:

  • Learn about the major characters
  • Assess Floren's journey
  • Discover Rebekka's actions after Florens returns
  • Understand the meaning of the story's end