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  • Aim for a range of item types, bearing in mind that passages that offer an opportunity to test figures of speech and reference are more difficult to find.
  • Aim for a range of difficulty levels, with most questions of medium difficulty, a few easy, and a few hard.
  • Identify potentially difficult phrases, clauses, or sentences, and plan to write questions that will help students comprehend the Latin.
  • Be sure that questions are evenly distributed throughout the passage and that there are questions that address each line or sentence.
  • After reading the passage through several times and noting ideas for questions, make an outline of question possibilities, indicating item type and degree of difficulty. Review the outline to make sure that you have a good range of item types and difficulty levels.