I love reading and teaching Steinbeck's _Of Mice and Men_. Regrettably, rather than read the novella, many students opt to go online to SparkNotes (or the like) and read plot summaries. As such, I have created general reading comprehension questions for the six chapters to keep students accountable for their reading (as well as to quickly assess if they have read the material). The answers are not found in website summaries; rather, they can only be answered correctly if you have read the text.
What Makes My OMAM Quizzes Different from others online:
1. There are two versions of each Chapter Quiz.
In my first few years, I taught in a room with round tables. Students were more likely to cheat, so I have included two versions of each quiz. On the top of each version is a subtle "V1" or "V2." I alternate the quizzes I give to students to prevent any cheating. (Alternatively, if you are teaching two classes, you may give one class V1 and the second class V2 to prevent any benefit from hallway-talk.)
2. My quizzes can easily be edited/altered to meet your needs:
The file you will download is a zipped Word file. I have kept it as a Word file so that you may alter/add/delete any questions you see fit. Depending upon time, I also include a short-answer written question for each chapter. I have included those questions as well as a separate Word file. Each quiz, of course, comes with its accompanying Answer Key.
Please Note: These quizzes do not assess high level thinking/reading skills; they are quick multiple choice, fill in the blank, and true/false questions that I give out at the start of the class when the reading is due.
The Quiz Breakdown
Eight Pages: Four Pages in Questions & Four Pages in Answer Keys:
Chapter 1 Quiz Version ONE: 8 Questions (6 multiple choice; 2 fill-in-the-blank)
Chapter 1 Quiz Version TWO: 8 Questions (6 multiple choice; 2 fill-in-the-blank)
Chapters 2-4 Quiz Version ONE: 21 Questions (9 multiple choice; 11 fill-in-the-blank; 1 true/false)
Chapters 2-4 Quiz Version TWO: 21 Questions (9 multiple choice; 10 fill-in-the-blank; 2 true/false)
Chapters 5-6 Quiz Version ONE: 12 Questions (3 multiple choice; 6 fill-in-the-blank; 3 true/false)
Chapters 5-6 Quiz Version TWO: 12 Questions (4 multiple choice; 6 fill-in-the-blank; 2 true/false)