The Lottery Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Abstracts.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tessie try to do before Bill draws for the family?
(a) Include her daughter's family in the drawing.
(b) Stand where the newspaper photographer can get her photo.
(c) Run home to change clothes.
(d) Find her three children to stand with their father.

2. Who gets to go first in the second drawing?
(a) The three children draw first.
(b) The oldest son draws first.
(c) Bill draws first.
(d) Tessie insists on drawing first.

3. Why are the children running around that morning?
(a) Lottery Day is a school holiday.
(b) The teachers are in the lottery so they come to see them.
(c) It is Saturday and there is no school.
(d) Lottery Day is a special holiday for children.

4. Who helps hold the box to keep it steady?
(a) The mayor and the chief of police.
(b) Mr. Martin and his son.
(c) Mr. Graves and Mr. Summers.
(d) Several of the larger boys.

5. What is Jackson saying about tradition.
(a) That very few people question it.
(b) That tradition is better than creating new ways.
(c) That it is bad luck to change it.
(d) That it is necessary to keep a culture alive.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Tessie try to add her daughter's family to Bill Hutchinson's second drawing?

2. What is Mrs. Hutchinson's behavior as she makes her way to her family?

3. What is Jackson satirizing by having the children participate so willingly in the stoning?

4. What are some villages rumored to be doing with their lottery?

5. In the story, what idea does Shirley Jackson carefully avoid?

(see the answer key)

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