Here you will find all my Scarlet Letter quizzes combined into one whopping fourteen-page document. I honestly did not think of it before--I guess it makes sense to get them all if you want to use them. How about a discount, too? Save nearly 35% if you buy this document rather than the four-grouped items. If you like what I am doing with literature, I think you will be pleased with the investment. I worked very, very hard on these quizzes and am proud of many questions.
These are very, very difficult quizzes. They are intended for IB and AP-level study. They are intended for intensive literary study and presume close reading and intimate knowledge of the text. By necessity, some literal-level questions are included in each quiz, but the questions are mostly at highly interpretive levels.
My goal is to force students to read with an eye toward narrative stance, symbolic language, ambiguous language, use of imagery, authorial intent, and use of motif. Some of the items might not be aimed at what you want your students to get from selected chapters, but the questions are valid nonetheless. Please take a close look at the samples to ensure these the types of quiz you want to use or adapt. They are not your garden-variety quizzes and represent a significant amount of time and effort.
The quizzes are first intended to check whether or not students read any given chapter. They are also intended to initiate discussion on important aspects of each chapter. My goal was to use the quizzes as a starting point to review important literary features in each chapter: If I could use the quiz as the primary tool to review each chapter, it was kept. There is no substitute for the book and specific references to it, but the aim was to use each quiz as a review tool.
In this document you will find twenty-four multiple-choice quizzes on every chapter in the book except for The Custom-House. Most quizzes comprise ten questions: Two contain 15 questions (there is more going on in those chapters) and the Chapter 23 quiz has 20 questions. Answers are, of course, provided. I used the ubiquitous Times New Roman font and made this a .doc document to ensure everyone can use it. Most quizzes are intended to be doubled--two on a page. Cut-and-paste is easy using the original formatting. It is always nice to save paper. Tabs were used and formatting is consistent to help users modify quizzes easily.