This download contains a unit exam/in-class essay assessment for Kent Haruf's Plainsong. The test is comprised of three analytical prompts--addressing rhetoric, characterization, and theme--designed for upperclassmen, likely within an accelerated, honors, or Advanced Placement student population. Each prompt requires students to analyze and extract evidence from a passage from the text in a 45-minute to hour written response. Download includes standards addressed. See the accompanying discussion questions for Haruf's novel. Also check out my other materials for grammar and mechanics, literary units, and writing instruction. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance either before or after purchasing a product; I'll be happy to help where I can.