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 the name of the city in Virginia that LuAnn chooses to live in, after she moves back to the U.S.?

2. What is the name of the estate LuAnn chooses to buy in the U.S., after moving back?

3. What is the false name given to LuAnn when she arrives in New York?

4. Who is the author of the book?

5. What does Charlie's real estate agent tell him that Matt was once associated with?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Romanello blackmail LuAnn in the book?

3. What is Jackson's plan that he wishes LuAnn to help him with when she meets him for a job interview?

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

5. How are LuAnn's physical attributes first described in the book?

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

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

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

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

10. How is LuAnn described just after her car chase with Thomas Donovan?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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