The Moon is Down Quizzes

The Moon is Down Quizzes
The Moon is Down Quizzes
The Moon is Down Quizzes
The Moon is Down Quizzes
The Moon is Down Quizzes
The Moon is Down Quizzes
The Moon is Down Quizzes
The Moon is Down Quizzes
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Two reading quizzes, used as a final test for John Steinbeck's The Moon is Down. Also includes Quizstar import codes to take the quizzes online. Some of the questions have to do with background information, so you should read over the questions to know what you'd have to teach in addition to just the novel.

One quiz is 20 questions and the other is 15. I always break the longer tests up a bit for use on Quizstar because it can sometimes time out or generally experience a glitch, but these can also be combined.

If you are looking for a good war novel, this one is short and interesting, partially because it was supposed to be about America, partially because it humanizes rather than demonizes the enemy, and partially because of how effective it was as anti-Nazi propaganda in countries that had been occupied (a fact we didn't learn until after the war). It fits very well with history class, as well, especially when you consider the reception it received. It reminded me a bit of Silence de la Mer, which I read in college and also tried to humanize the German soldier in France. Works well as a tie-in with how I used An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, since the film version of that short story was French.

Watch for the Educabana Moon is Down Game coming soon. It allows your class to play as the soldiers and citizens without anyone getting hurt.

Sample question:
3. Steinbeck wanted to write this novel about a hypothetical invasion of which country? He was told it would be demoralizing to the people, so he chose Norway instead.
A. Iraq
B. Iran
C. England
D. France
E. The United States

You could write an original 35-question test like this in a couple of hours, or you could spend those hours preparing for what we all do best--teaching.
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