"Black Ships Before Troy," (by Rosemary Sutcliffe) is a modern retelling of the classic Greek adventure, "The Iliad." The kids absolutely love this Common Core exemplar text for 6th-8th grade, even the boys that are reluctant readers get drawn into the battle scenes and acts of courage. This document is a culminating test that should be given out after reading the text. Included are affix questions, figurative language, context clue, comprehension, and essay questions that are pulled directly from the text. This five page test has it all!