This is a set of two versions of an open-book test for "Zlateh the Goat" by Isaac Bashevis Singer:
The regular version is a 25 question test. The first 14 questions are multiple choice questions. The next section lists 10 plot events that students must sequence. The last question asks them to identify which of the 10 plot events is the climax -- something that I would've previously taught them or equipped them to figure out independently before the test.
The modified version still has 25 questions and looks just like the regular version to the kids. Nine of the questions on this version have three answer choices instead of four. Question eight is completely different on the two versions.
The regular test is two pages long. The third and fourth pages of the document are the answer key. Then the fifth and sixth pages are the modified test. The seventh and eighth pages are the modified test's key.
Literary Terms Used on This Test: climax, plot, internal conflict.
My literature tests don't contain a vocabulary section. I do that as a separate assessment in my classroom and that seemed the easiest way to offer them to you.
My soapbox: This test, like all my literature tests, is open-book for all of my students. I'm not trying to test students' memory of what the book says; I'm trying to test their understanding of it. Besides, we want our students to keep returning to the text to read again for deeper meaning, right?