This is a short reading assessment that I give to my junior students to show their understanding of a 19th century level American Literature text. Each question is aligned with the Common Core State Standards which allows students to see the purpose of each question as well as making it easier for teachers to track weak areas, especially if you are attempting to incorporate standards based grading into your curriculum. The test is 11 questions long and incorporates mostly multiple choice which a few short written responses for students to show proficiency. I've provided a key for all of the multiple choice questions. The test takes roughly 20 minutes for students to complete.
See my other 19th Century American Lit. assessments if you want to offer students the ability to reassess the exact same skills but with a different text.