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Reading Quizzes

Multiple-choice reading quizzes (with answers) to test your familiarity with many of the works included in our Essay Samplers.

Reading Quiz on "Andy" by Roger Angell
A quiz on Roger Angell's "personal history" of his stepfather, novelist and essayist E. B. (Andy) White. "Andy" appears in Angell's memoir "Let Me Finish" (Harcourt, 2006).

Reading Quiz on the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Test your knowledge of the speech (in our Essay Sampler: Models of Good Writing, Part 5) that has been characterized as both a prose poem and a prayer.

Reading Quiz on "A Hanging" by George Orwell
A review quiz on George Orwell's essay "A Hanging," a work that you'll find in our Essay Sampler (Part 1).

Reading Quiz on "The Hills of Zion" by H. L. Mencken
In 1925, H. L. Mencken traveled to Dayton, Tennessee to report on the Scopes "Monkey Trial." This quiz will test your understanding of "The Hills of Zion," which appears in our Essay Sampler (Part 2).

Reading Quiz on "How It Feels to Be Colored Me" by Zora Neale Hurston
A review quiz on Zora Neale Hurston's personal declaration of independence, which appears in our Essay Sampler: Models of Good Writing (Part 3).

Reading Quiz: "I Have a Dream," by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A multiple-choice reading quiz on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream," a speech that can be found in our Essay Sampler (Part 2).

Reading Quiz on "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift
A multiple-choice reading quiz on Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal," a satirical essay found in our Essay Sampler (Part 3).

Reading Quiz: "Once More to the Lake," by E. B. White
To test your understanding of E.B. White's classic essay "Once More to the Lake," take this multiple-choice reading quiz.

Reading Quiz on "The Ring of Time" by E. B. White
A review quiz on E. B. White's "The Ring of Time," a work included in our Essay Sampler: Models of Good Writing (Part 4).

Reading Quiz on "Salvation" by Langston Hughes
A multiple-choice reading quiz on Langston Hughes's essay "Salvation," from his autobiography "The Big Sea" (1940).

Reading Quiz: "Story of an Eyewitness: The San Francisco Earthquake"
This multiple-choice quiz will test your familiarity with Jack London's vivid account of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, an essay that appears in our Essay Sampler: Models of Good Writing (Part 4).

Reading Quiz: "Two Ways of Seeing a River," by Mark Twain
A multiple-choice comprehension quiz on this excerpt from Twain's autobiography.

Reading Quiz on "Why I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady
A short quiz on Judy Brady's satirical essay "Why I Want a Wife," a work that appears in our Essay Sampler: Models of Good Writing (Part 3).

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