Damon and Pythias is a 2-page short story. (Included for free!) I've left room on both sides of the story for annotations.
The Close-Reading questions cover the following skills: vocabulary in context, citing evidence, explaining evidence, indirect characterization, plot questions, suspense, and theme.
There are 14 questions. Four are multiple choice and the remaining are short answer. For many of the questions, students must cite and explain evidence that supports their answers. I have also included a key.
The questions are aligned with PARCC, SBAC, & Questar tests. (All of my close-reading questions are aligned to these tests.)