The Winner Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who engages in Charlottesville society on LuAnn's behalf before she moves there?

2. Where does LuAnn discover a hidden cache of money during her fight with Duane?

3. What color hair does LuAnn have?

4. What is the main requirement of Jackson and LuAnn's business arrangement once she wins the lottery?

5. According to the author who is researching the lottery system, what is the ratio of lottery winners who ultimately declare bankruptcy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is LuAnn's visit to her parents' grave described?

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

3. How are LuAnn's contributions to Charlottesville society first described in the book?

4. What does LuAnn discover the next day when she returns to the office where she had her interview with Jackson?

5. What does LuAnn discover in her trailer when she arrives to get some items and leave Duane?

6. How is Jackson described the first time he is seen in the book?

7. What arrangement does Jackson have to make in order to allow LuAnn to leave the country after winning the lottery?

8. How is LuAnn's relationship with her daughter first described in the book?

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

10. How is LuAnn's one family heirloom described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the theme of survival presented in the book. What does it take to be a true survivor, according to LuAnn's plight in the book? Are there certain characteristics that need to be present or is it a specific mindset that is needed?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the concept of strength presented in the book. Which character represents the epitome of strength, and what traits does he or she possess that makes this true?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the concept of identity that is portrayed in the book. What is telling of the impact that losing one's identity could have, based on LuAnn's life after taking on a fake identity?

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