Paradise Chapter 4 - Seneca Questions and Answers

Toni Morrison

Chapter 4 - Seneca Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. During the debate about the Oven, to what had Deacon Morgan taken exception?

2. How did Dovey Morgan feel about the issues in the debate?

3. What kind of food had Dovey offered the Friend when he visited?

4. What had Soane shouted when she saw her sons at Thanksgiving in 1968?

5. How many quail had Deek killed while hunting?

6. How many towns did the Morgan men and boys plan to visit? Did they get to all of them?

7. Why did Deek decide not to go after Sweetie?

8. How did the hitchhiker manage to avoid injury when she leapt out of the truck?

9. How did the Convent women seem to Sweetie when she arrived?

10. What was Seneca considering doing when she was approached by Norma Fox’s chauffeur?

Answers
1. Deacon Morgan took definite exception to someone referring to his grandfather Zechariah as “a former slave.”

2. Dovey Morgan felt ambivalent and undecided about the issues in the debate.

3. Dovey had once offered the Friend a slice of bread and apple butter when he visited.

4. When she saw her sons at Thanksgiving in 1968, Soane shouted, “Prayer works!”

5. Deek killed 12 quail while hunting, 6 of which he had given to Sargeant Person.

6. The Morgan men and boys planned to visit seven towns, but they visited only four of them.

7. Deek decided not to go after Sweetie because he felt opening the Morgan bank on time was a greater responsibility.

8. The hitchhiker (Seneca) avoided injury because the truck was climbing an incline.

9. The Convent women seemed like predatory birds to Sweetie.

10. When she was approached by Norma Fox’s chauffeur, Seneca had been waiting for a bus and was thinking about going to see a movie.