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If you are distance teaching this year, tests are vital for checking reading comprehension and as a way to make sure students are staying on task. This assessment has 4 true/false & 12 multiple choice. The answers key is included.

There are a number of other tests available in my shop – A Sound of Thunder | There Will Come Soft Rains | The Devil and Tom Walker | The Fall of the House of Usher | The Lottery | The Monkey’s Paw

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If you are distance teaching this year, tests are vital to checking reading comprehension and as a way to make sure students are staying on task. This assessment has 4 true/false & 12 multiple choice. The answers key is included.

There are a number of other tests available in my shop – A Sound of Thunder | There Will Come Soft Rains | The Devil and Tom Walker | The Fall of the House of Usher | The Lottery | The Monkey’s Paw

Instagram @TheSavageMug


This comprehensive quiz is a great way to wrap up Washington Irving’s Gothic short story, The Devil and Tom Walker. There are 12 multiple choice questions and 4 true/false questions. You can easily use this with scan-trons, have students write directly on it, or project it. There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well:

A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies | The Lottery

Check out this Test Bundle – The discount gets you one test free!

Instagram @TheSavageMug


This comprehensive quiz is a great way to wrap up Edgar Allan Poe’s Gothic short story, The Fall of the House of Usher. There are 12 multiple choice questions and 4 true/false questions. You can easily use this with scan-trons, have students write directly on it, or project it. There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well:

A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies | The Lottery

Check out this Test Bundle – The discount gets you one test free!

Instagram @TheSavageMug


This comprehensive quiz is a great way to wrap up Shirley Jackson’s Gothic short story, The Lottery. There are 12 multiple choice questions and 4 true/false questions. You can easily use this with scan-trons, have students write directly on it, or project it. There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well:

A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies

Check out The Lottery close reading lesson that goes with this test.

Instagram @TheSavageMug


This 63 page resource is chock-full of close reading activities perfect for distance learning or in-class learning. Everything includes answers (aside from the open writing assignments).

There is a link (included in both the student and teacher copies) of the blank or student version that makes sharing with and presenting to the class super easy. This allows teachers to post questions in front of the class without having to write them out or post them in Zoom/virtual class settings. This saves time and ink for sure.


Looking for Gothic and/or dystopian assessments? You’ve come to the right place. This bundle includes five of the bestselling tests in my shop.

Includes: A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Monkey’s Paw | The Lord of the Flies | There Will Come Soft Rains

Everything comes with answers and can be used with or without scantrons, in-person or remotely. You can get the close reading lesson for The Monkey’s Paw here as well.


This comprehensive, 16 question quiz is ready to go and designed to be used with scantrons or delivered remotely. There are four true/false questions and the rest are multiple choice. Check out the lesson that goes with this test: The Monkey’s Paw Lesson

There are additional short story tests available in my shop as well: A Sound of Thunder | Barn Burning | The Lord of the Flies | There Will Come Soft Rains

Follow me on Instagram @TheSavageMug


The short story, The Monkey’s Paw, is a great story to introduce students to the horror genre. This 57 page resource is chock-full of close reading activities perfect for distance learning or in-class learning. Everything includes answers (aside from the open writing assignments).

There is a link (included in both the student and teacher copies) of the blank or student version that makes sharing with and presenting to the class super easy. This allows teachers to post questions in front of the class without having to write them out or post them in Zoom/virtual class settings. This saves time and ink for sure.



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