This is the second in a series of small, formative assessments designed to be used as cold readings to assess your students progress and preparation for your state's Common Core Assessments. This is a slightly longer text than the first. Each of the three assessments uses an excerpt from a 19th century text. These tests assess POV, details, tone, and vocabulary. These particular tests were created to align with the 11th grade CC standards, and are usable for students in grades 9-12.