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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do most lottery winners eventually wind up, according to the author who is researching the lottery system?

2. After leaving the cemetery, what does LuAnn decide to get after she can move in with her friend?

3. How much of LuAnn's life does she deduce she has spent on the run?

4. What color hair does LuAnn have?

5. What does the author say that LuAnn possesses that often goes unnoticed by others?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jackson worried that LuAnn has put his lottery operation in danger after discovering she has returned to the U.S.?

2. How is Charlie's creation of relationships in the Charlottesville community first described?

3. What does LuAnn do to Duane after discovering him in bed with another woman?

4. What factors led to Thomas Donovan's search for LuAnn?

5. How does Matt Riggs help LuAnn during a car chase with Thomas Donovan?

6. What is Charlie's first impression of LuAnn?

7. How does Romanello blackmail LuAnn in the book?

8. What does LuAnn do to the red-haired woman she catches her boyfriend Duane in bed with?

9. How is Thomas Donovan's investigation of the national lottery first described in the book?

10. How does Jackson attempt to create the appearance of a legitimate office when meeting with LuAnn for the first time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Greed is one sentiment shown in many of the book's characters and is responsible for many of their actions.

Part 1.) What might the author be saying about the true nature of greed based on the detrimental circumstances that occurred with LuAnn in the book? Part 2.) What evidence is present to suggest one can overcome greed with love?

Part 3.) What can we learn about the true nature of greed based on Jackson's fate?

Essay Topic 2

Investigation plays a starring role in many parts of the book.

Part 1.) What evidence is given through Thomas Donovan's investigation of the lottery scheme?

Part 2.) What can we learn about the nature of characters like LuAnn and Charlie based on their investigations against others in the book?

Part 3.) What is telling of Matt's nature, based on his investigation of LuAnn in the book?

Essay Topic 3

The way the lottery is presented in the book, it almost appears to be another character, with the reader learning about the many facets involved in its presentation.

Part 1.) What are some of the ways that Jackson makes the lottery out to be a foolproof plan where nothing can go wrong?

Part 2.) What are some positive things that come out of winning the lottery based on the authors' portrayal of Roberta Reynolds?

Part 3.) What do we learn is the true nature of the lottery, and how does this reflect on the old saying, "if something seems too good to be true, it probably is"?

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