If your students like taking Buzzfeed quizzes or any quiz online then they will appreciate this assignment.
My students were reading the Crucible, but it can be easily adapted to any book (or even classmates, teachers, local politicians, etc.). For classes that don't read literature I've also used quizzes to review vocabulary.
As a class we discussed what types of questions we could ask. There were two types we discussed:
1. The literal question.
- These questions asked about things we could literally see.
- For example: Would you cheat on your significant other?
- Never! I am a good honest person.
- Yes, but I would feel awful later!
- If they were cute and I liked them.
- I am very religious so of course not!
- In this questions we can tell who the answers refer to based on actions or words stated.
- Elizabeth is a good and honest woman who never cheated.
- John cheated, but he felt bad.
- Abigail had an affair with John,so she would be OK with cheating.
- Hale is a reverend, so he is religious.
- These questions require more interpretation.
- For example: What is your favorite color?
- In these question the answer may depend based on who is writing the quiz
- John Proctor is depressed so he is black.
- Elizabeth is very innocent so she is white
- Abigail is passionate so she is read.
- Hale is grey because he is confused by what is happening in the town and getting more and more depressed.
It is a fun project that makes students cite evidence from the text and shows how well they understand the characters.
You can buy the directions and worksheets that go with this for The Crucible on Teachers Pay Teachers at this link
Otherwise be inspired and make your own! Here are two examples from my students