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New Literature Set: Mudbound

November 15, 2019

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Meghan Ricketts


Attention English teachers! Questions for Hillary Jordan’s debut novel, Mudbound, are now available on Castle Learning! Set on an isolated farm in the Mississippi Delta post World War II, this historical fiction novel explores the themes of family, duty, and racism, as each of the six narrators grapple with their own inner demons. Jordan examines racism through the eyes of landowners and sharecroppers using vivid imagery and a poignant narrative of survival woven through multiple storylines.


There are over 80 questions to use with your students that focus on reading skills such as:  identifying factual information, making inferences and drawing conclusions, vocabulary in context, literary terms/devices, theme, mood/tone, etc. There are also several different types of questions including multiple choice, short answer, constructed response, and essay questions.


Whether you’re reading the entire novel with your class or just a short selection from it, this question set is easy to navigate and will provide you with well-rounded questions to check your students’ understanding. Use them to create comprehension quizzes, unit tests, and comprehensive assignments--the possibilities are endless!

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