Years ago when the movie came out, some of my students asked me if they could read Mark Bowden’s Black Hawk Down for outside or extra credit reading.
I read the book first and annotated the facts or details that I thought would be good for study or review. I gave the students 80 questions to answer. They brought me their answers and we discussed the book.
There is no answer key; the questions do not have the page numbers for reference. (at some point I hope to write a key—I will update the product when I have the key.)
Most of these are basic recall questions. Names, dates, words and terms. There are a few higher-level questions at the end. These are a way to help students pick out main ideas and info from the book so they have historical context and can prepare for discussion.
My students were 11th graders—juniors. I suggest teachers read the book first before they assign it, in case there are questions. The book is raw, honest, and brutal. I love it.