This file contains two articles, a quiz of Common Core aligned multiple choice questions (10), plus two text-dependent questions that should be answered in short responses (paragraphs). The articles are both about the job of a lighthouse keeper. Both articles were taken from the Internet. The articles are excellent resources for building prior knowledge when reading the short story "Three Skeleton Key." One of the articles is in the free preview download. Make sure you download the free preview file for this article. An answer key and a rubric for the short response is provided as well.