To Kill a Mockingbird Test & Key (Common Core Aligned)

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This is a Common Core aligned summative assessment on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. An answer key is included. This test is designed to measure student reading comprehension and ability to analyze key concepts and themes in the novel. The test is organized as follows:

Part 1. Historical Context. Multiple Choice. Answer questions pertaining to relevant aspects of American history.
• Segregation
• Desegregation
• Emancipation Proclamation
• Harper Lee's birth

Part 2. True/False. Respond to questions pertaining primarily to plot. Details covered include (but aren't limited to) the following:
• Prejudice and Nazi Germany
• Duration of jury deliberations
• The length of time Jem reads to Mrs. Dubose
• Scout's understanding of Bob's death
• The scene of Bob's death
• The general hypocrisy of the community
• Bob Ewell's testimony
• Application of literary terminology, including antagonist and irony
• The impact of the Great Depression
• Autobiographical parallel
• Mayella's motivations
• The pageant

Part 3. Character Identification. Multiple Choice. Match the character's name to the associated detail. Questions pertain to (but aren't limited to) the following:
• The Tim Johnson incident
• The scene of Bob Ewell's death
• A blanket wrapped around Scout
• Dill's summer caretaker
• A character living two lives
• A stubborn and traditionally Southern visitor
• One who helps to protect Helen Robinson
• A character who is upset at Scout's ability to read and write
• The harsh editorial
• One who points out the hypocrisy of others
• One who understands the trial but not the larger issue of racism
• One who experiences abuse at home
• The kindness and generosity of a neighbor
• And more

Part 4. Quotes. Matching. Crucial quotes from the novel are given. It is the student's job to match the quote to the appropriate context.

Part 5. Fill-in-the-Blank. Given a quote, the student will identify the speaker, recipient, and context.

Part 6. Short Answer. Respond to questions that require one to apply knowledge of literary devices to the novel.
• Dynamic character
• Setting
• Autobiographical parallel
• Theme

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