Marius Test Review

Proficiency Standards:  P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
B. Interpret the implications of setting and circumstance.
C. Analyze the role of characters in the plot in oral and written responses.
D. Analyze important quotations from the text in oral and written responses.
E. Annotate the text.

P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.

A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
B. Analyze the plot and/or design of the text, following shifts in time and place.

The review over Marius provides us with an opportunity to consider the first half of the novel, thus the Marius Test will envelop consideration of Fantine and Cosette as well.  You are encouraged to use the study guides that you have prepared during your reading to study from, however, you will not use the study guides during the test.  A format of the test follows.

PART I   CHARACTERIZATION  You will be required to match characters with their descriptions about them based on the first part of the novel.                              20 POINTS

From a list of eight lesser characters you will select five to describe and as well as explain their role in the novel.                                                                                                       5 POINTS

PART II  PLOT  In this true/false section you will be required to recognize the validity of statements based on the information from the novel.                                              25 POINTS

PART III  In this written response section you will respond to three passages from the story describing each while indicating their significance to the plot as well.         9 POINTS

PART IV  SETTING   You will be required to identify various locations from the story explaining an important event that occurs at the indicated location.                    15 POINTS

PART V  FACSIMILES   Items or descriptions prominent to the novel are represented in this section; you will be responsible to identify each and explain their significance to the novel.                                                                                                                                 26 POINTS