A new test to address a new era in education!
We created this 100-question final assessment on The Hobbit to align with Common Core State Standards (which are assessed not only on the SBAC and PARCC tests but also on the new SAT). The test contains both long and short close reading passages from the book. Accompanying questions assess context-based vocabulary skills and the ability to read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly, to determine central ideas or themes, to recognize tone as well as other stylistic devices, and to analyze character. Additional questions require comprehension of the entire book and will help teachers determine whether students read it. Although not foolproof, these questions concern specific information not necessarily covered in the plethora of study guides on the Internet. Also included are questions to catch students who decide to kick back and watch eight hours of Hobbit movies instead of reading the book (which probably would have taken less time).
We have included two versions of the test, a general one and one for advanced learners which includes “none of the above” as one of the possible answers for each question. We have also included a practice test with a passage from the book and ten questions.
The 18-page test is formatted to work on a scantron machine for quick, accurate grading. The test is made up of multiple choice questions. Keys for both tests are included.
The Hobbit Test
by Janet Mason & Christina Levinson
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Based on a work at www.uncommoned.com