This 11-question assessment in short answer format measures recall and reading comprehension, holds students accountable, and promotes deeper thinking about the short story "An Encounter with an Interviewer" by Mark Twain. An answer key is included.
This quiz includes questions about plot while also requiring students to think more deeply about things such as character intent and the application of satire.
More specifically, questions pertain to the following key details and ideas:
♦ Why the narrator searches the bookcase
♦ A word the interviewer does not know how to spell
♦ A characterization of the way the interviewer accepts the narrator's answers
♦ Insincere compliments
♦ The narrator's comments on "notorious men"
♦ The interviewer's frustration
♦ Aaron Burr
♦ Inferring why the interviewer was nervous in the first place
♦ The narrator's intent
♦ Understanding and applying the idea of satire