It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Come on, what high school student can't understand that sentiment?! You can use this quiz to check for comprehension and if students read, but I also always try to design my quizzes to help students dig a bit deeper into the text. I highlight moments I want to return to and discuss, and I ask students to do higher order thinking throughout the quiz (infer, analyze, etc.). With this in mind, I do often let students use books on their quizzes, so they can refer back to the text. However, all quizzes can be done closed book if you prefer. Questions keep in mind CCSS and use stems similar to those students may see on ACT, SAT, and AP style tests. I used this particular assessment with my sophomore honors, but I included a word document copy in this file, so you can edit for the needs of your students. I hope you find this helpful!