The Known World by Edward P. Jones: Summary & Characters


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Which word or phrase best describes William Robbins?

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1. What happens to Caldonia Townsend after Henry dies?

2. Which statement about The Known World or Jones is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the novel The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Some of the areas you will be tested on include who William Robbins and Philomena are in the novel, a character in the novel who gets hobbled and what happens after one of the main characters dies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this quiz and worksheet to help examine your understanding of:

  • A word or phrase that best describes William Robbins
  • The actions of Caldonia Townsend after Henry dies
  • Facts about the novel
  • The character who is hobbled at the end of the novel
  • Philomena in the novel

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess how well you can practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most pertinent information from the related lesson on The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about characters in the novel
  • Information recall - access what you've learned regarding events that took place in the novel

Additional Skills

Further your understanding of this novel by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled The Known World by Edward P. Jones: Summary & Characters. The lesson discusses the following topics:

  • The life of Henry Townsend
  • Henry's relationships with the other characters
  • The escape of one of the slaves
  • Henry's parents' view of slavery
  • The life of the overseer of the slaves