This 9-page document is ready to meet the standards of common core, requiring students to look closely at particular passages from Of Mice and Men and write on a theme. Part 1 of the test includes 2 "passage focus" sections of the text (one from chapter 3 and one from chapter 5) and 5 multiple choice text-based questions for each "passage focus." To go into more detail, the chapter 3 "passage focus" is the scene when Candy, George, and Lennie share their hopes for a ranch and ultimately their freedom. A multiple choice question for this section reads, "This passage is important to the whole story because it suggests that…" Part 2 of the test asks students to determine a theme and the author's message from a "passage focus" of their choice, using evidence from the "passage focus" as support. Part 3 of the test includes 5 short answer response questions on literary devices used by the author, such as prominent foreshadows and symbols throughout the novel. If you purchased my practice passage focuses from chapter 4 of the novel, you'd have plenty of resources for practice and pre and post data analysis to drive your instructional strategies for future units (such as some of my Romeo and Juliet materials). The document does include the multiple choice answer key. I think you will be very pleased with your purchase. Thanks for your interest!