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by Toni Morrison

Reading Quizzes

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1. What is the part of the town of Medallion that we're introduced to called?
2. Where is the "all-Black" section of Medallion situated?
3. How did the slave owner trick the slave into taking that particular piece of land?
4. What did the slave do in exchange for the piece of land?
5. Why didn't the slave owner want to give the slave land in the valley?


1. The Bottom
2. At the top of a hill
3. The slave owner told the slave that the land was at the bottom of heaven.
4. He had to complete some particularly hard tasks for the slave owner.
5. The land in the valley was good for farming, therefore it was too valuable to just give away.