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Here is a challenging test for the novel Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Requiring close reading of the book, the test includes three sections: character and quote matching, true and false, and a literary analysis essay.
For the essay, students read a short excerpt from the novel and write an analysis of Morrison’s literary devices to characterize Macon Dead and his family. A key is provided for the first two sections of the assessment, and a literary analysis rubric is included for the essay. Additionally, teacher notes are included to guide the scoring of the essay. If students simply read Spark Notes, they will not be able to succeed on this test.
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