I have found that testing students 2 times per unit--or every three chapters, is the best way to assess their understanding of the chapters. I have created tests that are aligned with the History Alive curriculum. They are made up of several types of questions including multiple choice, key terms, short answer (2-3 sentences) and a short essay (1 paragraph). Included is the answer Key.
This test covers: The Rise of Democracy, Life in Two City-States: Athens and Sparta, and Fighting the Persian Wars
If you like this, check out my other items that go with the History Alive text book. I have tests for all chapters in the book as well as graphic organizers and creative writing assignments for various chapters. Thanks for looking!