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. What is LuAnn's daughter's name?

2. How old is LuAnn's daughter at the beginning of the book?

3. How many acres is the estate that LuAnn buys in Virginia?

4. Who does Thomas Donovan phone to learn more about LuAnn's murder warrant when investigating her for his story?

5. What is the name of LuAnn's friend who she decides to move in with after leaving the cemetery?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Jackson kill Romanello?

3. How does Romanello blackmail LuAnn 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 arrangement does Jackson have to make in order to allow LuAnn to leave the country after winning the lottery?

6. How are Charlie's feelings towards LuAnn described when he watches her accept her lottery winnings from the crowd?

7. How did Charlie help make arrangements for LuAnn to return to the U.S. after being away 10 years?

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

9. How is LuAnn's interaction with Jackson described when she gets into a limousine with him after accepting her lottery winnings?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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"?

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

Discuss the theme of being on the run that is portrayed in the book. What impact would constantly being on the run have on a person's character, and how did this effect LuAnn in the book?

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