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Paragraph Four Opening in The Known World

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The Known World, Edward P. Jones

Edward P. Jones was born in 1953 in Washington, D.C. His 2003 novel, The Known World, received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The following questions refer to the opening paragraphs of Jones’ novel.

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Based on the first three sentences of paragraph four ("He went… identify"), the reader can reasonably infer that

A

the land was barren.

B

the land was worthless.

C

Moses​' master was a failure.

D

Moses​' master was black.

E

Moses' master had connections in Ireland.