This teaching unit includes quizzes for each selection in the 7th grade edition of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Collections Close Reader. We use Collections as our literature book, and the Close Reader workbook is a wonderful companion. However, there were no tests included with the textbook for the selections included in this workbook. We have created a quiz to accompany each selection, and you can download them now and use them for years to come! In our classrooms, we assign a selection from the Close Reader each week. Students read and annotate the text throughout the week for homework. We grade their annotations. Then, on Fridays, students take the quiz based on that selection.
This packet contains only the quizzes to accompany the stories in this workbook. The short stories, articles, poems, and other passages are not included.
Check out the list below to see what is included.
Big Things Come in Small Packages – Short story by Eleanora E. Tate ~ 16 multiple choice questions
Finding Your Everest – Essay by Robert Medina ~ 9 multiple choice questions and 1 fill in the blank objective summary
Arachne – Greek Myth Retold by Olivia E. Coolidge ~ Myth teaching page, 18 multiple choice questions, myth activity
Heartbeat – Short story by David Yoo ~ 14 multiple choice questions
Saving the Lost – Science article by Reynaldo Vasquez ~ 10 multiple choice questions
Comparing Versions of A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens, Israel Horovitz, Marvel Comics ~ 10 multiple choice questions
from Polar Dream – Memoir by Helen Thayer ~ 15 multiple choice questions
The Hidden Southwest: The Arch Hunters – Essay by James Vlahos~ 10 multiple choice questions
Problems About Nature – “Problems with Hurricanes” “Prayer to the Pacific” “Tornado at Talladega”- 5 multiple choice questions for each poem
Is Space Exploration Worth the Cost? – Online essay by Joan Vernikos ~ 8 short answer/fill in the blank questions
Teenagers and New Technology – Magazine article by Andres Padilla-Lopez ~ 10 multiple choice questions
Labels and Illusions – Essay by Lourdes Barranco ~ 10 multiple choice questions
He—y, Come On Ou—t! – Short story by Shinichi Hoshi ~ 12 multiple choice questions
from “The Most Daring of [Our] Leaders” by Lynne Olson and Speech from the Democratic National Convention by John Lewis ~ 20 multiple choice questions (10 per selection)
Doris is coming – Short story by ZZ Packer ~ 10 multiple choice questions
Difference Maker: John Bergmann and Popcorn Park – Newspaper article by David Karas ~ 14 multiple choice questions