Part One includes the identification of literary terms. Part Two is an essay question which asks students to apply their knowledge of literary terms in analyzing the success of a single story. This is a two-day test. On day one students complete Part One and then work with a small group to brainstorm ideas for Part Two. For homework students prepare for writing the essay section with the prewriting sheets. Part Two can be taken in the computer lab or in the classroom. Stories that appear on the test are: "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, "The Old Demon" by Pearl S. Buck, "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, and "The Sniper" by Liam O"Flaherty. However, you can easily adapt the test to the stories your students have read.