Original test over The Mayor of Casterbridge.
My novel testing units are designed to ensure that AP English Lit students (or any literature students) complete their reading assignments while preparing for discussions and examinations. The 13-page unit is an ORIGINAL MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST (with key) to use once you have announced to your AP English Literature and Composition class that they will be reading this particular work. Originally composed tests prevent students accessing on-line tests and knowing the items before class time. Yet, like the AP exams, these tests demand proof of reading. I wrote the following test series myself in the following manner. If, for example, we were studying a 200-page novel, I would take a test item from every tenth page, roughly speaking. That test design would produce, therefore, a 20-item test spanning the breadth of the book. Almost all of the tests follow this pattern to ensure students finished each book. Participation in class discussions increased dramatically, and well-versed students were much more engaging than those posing as having read during our discussions over each text.