This short quiz approximates a reading (literature) section of the SAT. It utilizes the opening of Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" and poses five SAT-style reading questions including vocabulary in context, author technique and evidence support. It can be used as a bell-ringer, warm-up, closing activity, use with a substitute teacher, for extra credit...anything you like! It is great SAT practice. The file includes an answer key.