Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt, author of The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now, is an excellent coming-of-age novel for intermediate grades (7-9). Tackling issues such as racism, socioeconomic prejudice, loss, and the weight of family expectations, it's easily the highlight of the year for my students.
These quizzes are designed for the sole purpose of checking to ensure students are keeping up with their reading and following key developments in the novel. Therefore, the questions are basic comprehension questions.
Check out my literary analysis and discussion questions for much more rigorous, in-depth questions.
Answer keys are included.