To Kill a Mockingbird Test & Key

To Kill a Mockingbird Test & Key
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This is a 75-question summative assessment on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. An answer key is included. This test measures reading comprehension and encourages recall of key concepts and themes in the novel. The test is organized as follows:

Part 1: Historical Parallels.
Be prepared to answer multiple choice questions that allude to the following key concepts. Four points total.
• Segregation
• Desegregation
• Jim Crow laws
• The Emancipation Proclamation
• Harper Lee’s birth year

Part 2: Plot Recall.
Be prepared to answer true/false questions that measure basic reading recall. Questions refer to important events and situations in the novel. Seventeen points total.
• Miss Gates’ comments on Hitler’s treatment of the Jews
• The jury’s deliberation
• Jem’s punishment for destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers
• Atticus’s professional history
• Maycomb’s desires to justify prejudice
• Atticus’s family history
• Atticus’s cross-examination of Bob
• Heck Tate’s testimony
• Miss Maudie’s characterization
• Jem and Scout’s Christmas gifts
• Scout’s feelings toward school
• The people hit hardest by the Great Depression
• The novel’s allusion to the Scottsboro Case
• How Maycomb felt about Atticus defending Tom Robinson
• Mayella’s treatment of Tom Robinson
• How the children gather information about Boo Radley

Part 3: Character Recall.
Be prepared to answer multiple choice questions that measure basic reading recall. Questions refer to characters in the novel. Thirty-six points total.
• Tim Johnson
• Boo Radley
• Heck Tate
• Dill
• Miss Rachel
• Scout
• Jem
• Aunt Alexandra
• Calpurnia
• Link Deas
• Tom Robinson
• Helen Robinson
• Judge Taylor
• Miss Caroline
• Miss Gates
• Mr. Underwood
• Mr. Gilmer
• Dolphus Raymond
• Atticus
• Rev. Sykes
• Francis
• Mr. Cunningham
• Nathan Radley
• Mayella

Parts 4 & 5: Quotations.
Be prepared to match a quotation to a situation from the novel. To study for these sections, refer back to the quotations and make sure you know (A) who said the quote, (B) who was the recipient of the quote, and/or (C) what was happening at the time the quote was stated.
• “Mr. Radley was a foot-washing Baptist”
• “Can’t anybody tell what I’m gonna do lest they know me”
• “Tree’s dying”
• “I wanted you to see what real courage is…”
• “Do snakes grunt?”
• “...I beat him up one time… Tell him hey for me”
• “It was her right eye, Mr. Finch”
• “You felt sorry for her?”
• “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’”
• “His food doesn’t stick going down”
• “...we don’t believe in persecuting anybody”
• “Pork… Pork…”
• “I’m not thinking of Jem!”
• “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”

Part 6: Literary Term Application.
Be prepared to apply your knowledge of literary terms to the novel. This section is constructed response (short answer). Each question is worth three points, and there are four total questions.
• Dynamic character
• Setting
• Autobiographical parallel
• Title’s significance to the theme

If you prefer a comprehensive resource to make teaching the novel more convenient, consider this mega bundle, which includes a set of 13 comprehension quizzes, a set of 15 close reading worksheets, a 29-page reading guide, and a unit test.
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