This is a test that works with ANY fiction or creative nonfiction unit.
The test is patterned after the standard passage-based multiple choice exam. The "readings" include a "plot outline" graphic that must be interpreted, an informational text, a piece of original contemporary fiction, and an excerpt from a piece of public domain classical literature. The questions that correspond to these passages deal with plot, conflict, tone, mood, and theme.
This test has been used at all levels of high school, but could potentially be used for some 6th, 7th, or 8th grade classes as well.