These questions are aligned to the common core. They can be used to guide students' reading, to practice common core skills, as a formative assessment, or as a study guide for a summative assessment.
The following standards are covered:
RL.8.1-‐ Cite textual evidence to support inferences
RL.8.3-‐ Analyze how incidents or dialogue propel action, reveal aspects of character, or provoke a decision
RL.8.4-- Analyze the impact of specific word choices
Questions regarding setting are also included to prepare students for RL.8.2 (determine theme or central idea and analyze its development over the course of the text) by the end of the novel.