Hachiko, in Grade 6, Unit 1, Week 5 is not tested. The paired passage is tested in the College and Career Ready Assessment.
I made a multiple choice close read quiz that asks kids to identify the narrator, determine the imagery, find a detail that supports the theme, and establish how paragraphs relate to each other:
5 Which text detail supports the theme, or central idea: “There is a deep loyalty between animals and people”?
A “Hachiko died last nigh at Shibuya Station…still waiting for Dr. Ueno”
B “We don’t have room for a dog”
C “Mama grumbled a bit about the food, saying we couldn’t afford to feed a big bear like Hachiko”
D “Dogs like Hachiko once hunted bears in the north”