This is a brief, 8-question reading quiz on Act 1, scene 2 of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson. This quiz measures reading comprehension with a focus on plot, characters, and setting. No literary analysis is expected of students. This quiz covers 26 pages of reading. Two questions are true/false, two are multiple-choice, and the remaining four ask for objective free responses that will range in length from a single word or phrase to 2-3 sentences. Taking and reviewing this quiz and others like it is a great way to review the basics, hold students accountable for reading, and make a transition into analysis and interpretation of the play. Over time, these quizzes train students to pay attention to relevant details as they read.
The answer key provides not only answers but the page numbers on which the answers can be found. Please note that all page numbers given refer to the Plume edition, ISBN #978-0-452-26534-9.
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