Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers - Assessment Bundle (3 Quizzes & 1 Test)

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers - Assessment Bundle (3 Quizzes & 1 Test)
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This Common Core aligned bundle measures reading comprehension of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers and promotes critical thinking through character and plot analysis. The bundle includes three comprehension quizzes and their respective keys. Additionally, a comprehensive unit test and its key is included. For more specific details on each assessment, please read on.

Reading Comprehension Quiz (Pages 1-96).

This Common Core aligned quiz measures reading comprehension of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers. It features 12 short answer questions, and an answer key is included. Although labeled a quiz, this resource may double as a guided reading handout intended to promote and facilitate active reading and future review. Questions pertain to the following important details:

♦ Perry's background
♦ Perry's physical limitations
♦ Rumors concerning the war
♦ Peewee's erratic behavior
♦ Jenkins' death
♦ Lt. Carroll's leadership
♦ ARVN
♦ Perry's family
♦ The media crew filming
♦ A racially motivated conflict

Reading Comprehension Quiz (Pages 97-204).

This Common Core aligned quiz measures reading comprehension of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers. It features 12 short answer questions, and an answer key is included. Although labeled a quiz, this resource may double as a guided reading handout intended to promote and facilitate active reading and future review. Questions pertain to the following important details:

♦ Patrol with a shorthanded unit
♦ The grenade incident
♦ Pacifying the people of a village
♦ Lt. Carroll and the ambush
♦ A letter to Carroll's family
♦ Peewee's surprise letter
♦ The perceived future of the war
♦ Gearhart's mistake
♦ Perry's near-death experience
♦ Perry's injuries

Reading Comprehension Quiz (Pages 205-End).

This Common Core aligned quiz measures reading comprehension of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers. It features 12 short answer questions, and an answer key is included. Although labeled a quiz, this resource may double as a guided reading handout intended to promote and facilitate active reading and future review. Questions pertain to the following important details:

♦ The extent of Perry's injuries
♦ New characters met at the hospital
♦ The shocking booby trap
♦ Conflict between Perry's unit and the ARVNs
♦ Perry's killing
♦ Dongan
♦ The bodies of dead American soldiers
♦ Spending the night in a spider hole
♦ Peewee's injury
♦ Monaco's situation
♦ The conclusion

Comprehensive Unit Test.

This comprehensive unit test on Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is Common Core aligned and intended to measure reading comprehension and analysis of key characters and concepts from the novel. The test includes an answer key and is divided into four sections, outlined as follows:

Part 1 - Character Identification.
Match names to details and characteristics. 18 questions.
♦ Perry's background
♦ Perry's medical condition
♦ Perry's family
♦ Perry's external conflicts
♦ Perry's superiors
♦ Perry's cohorts
♦ A nurse Perry meets
♦ Miscellaneous characters Perry meets along the way

Part 2 - Quote Association.
Match a quote/excerpt to its speaker and/or context.
♦ “I thought of saying a prayer, but I couldn’t think of one.”
♦ “…no longer a human being. He was a thing, a trophy.”
♦ “We’re too close to be calling in the artillery.”
♦ “These are the people we have come to save, to pacify.”
♦ “They messed up at least one person from each hut.”
♦ “He’s a boonies rat. You know they ain’t right for two or three weeks.”
♦ “Different than I thought it would be.”
♦ "Figure you don’t want to make your peace if you’re not ready to die.”
♦ “I wouldn’t go back. I would go AWOL.”
♦ “…the Vietnamese had agreed to a truce for their New Years celebration, which they called Tet. Then the truce would be extended while the talks went on, and we would all go home.”

Part 3 - Plot Comprehension.
Multiple Choice. 11 questions.
♦ Why Perry should not be in Vietnam
♦ Perry's situation at home
♦ Perry's personal goals in life
♦ Rumors about the war early on
♦ Peewee's erratic behavior
♦ Lt. Carroll's death
♦ Peewee's letter from an unexpected source
♦ Perry's visit from a Vietnamese woman with children
♦ The death of another character
♦ Peewee's injuries later in the story
♦ The novel's resolution

Part 4 - Essay Writing.
2 essays.
♦ Perry's evolving perceptions of war and combat
♦ Characters' methods of dealing with the hardships of war
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