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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the village look like on the morning of the lottery?
(a) It is gloomy and cold looking with gray houses.
(b) It is dusty and dry with the paint peeling off the houses.
(c) It is very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings.
(d) It is in the sun with neat houses, green lawns, and flowers everywhere.

2. Why do they stop using the wood chips?
(a) People get splinters form the wood.
(b) They want to be more modern.
(c) Trees are getting scarce.
(d) The village population is growing.

3. What is the atmosphere of the village as the lottery gets under way?
(a) There is great jollity among the people.
(b) Everyone is talking at once.
(c) It is chaos.
(d) It is orderly and respectful.

4. What is Mr. Zanini's distinction at the lottery?
(a) He is the last one to draw a slip from the black box.
(b) He is the only single man there.
(c) He is the first one to draw in the lottery.
(d) He is the oldest man at the lottery.

5. In a large village, how long might the lottery last?
(a) Not long because of better equipment.
(b) All day because they have more activities in the square.
(c) An hour because the slips were mailed to the people.
(d) As much as seven days.

6. How many slips do the Hutchinson's take out of the box?
(a) Five. One for each member of the family.
(b) Two. One for Bill and one for Tessie.
(c) Three. One for Bill, Tessie, and Bill, Jr.
(d) Four. One for each the family members except the baby.

7. What is stressed as important to the lottery all through the story?
(a) That it is a tradition that must be continued.
(b) That family is the least important thing in the village.
(c) That everyone knows how the tradition began.
(d) That everyone does not need to be present.

8. What do some people think about discontinuing the lottery?
(a) Some people want to hold the lottery twice a year.
(b) Some people want to discontinue the lottery.
(c) Some people want to make the lottery grander.
(d) Some people want to change the date of the lottery.

9. What does Jackson hint in the story when Tessie is very late arriving?
(a) That Tessie is a scatter brain.
(b) That Tessie has a premonition of something bad.
(c) That Tessie is always late for everything.
(d) That Tessie is not originally from the village.

10. What trouble does Bobby Martin get into?
(a) He does not respond to his mother's call and his father reprimands him.
(b) He gets in a fight with another boy and has a bloody nose.
(c) He puts the stones he collected in his pocket.
(d) He gets his clean clothes all dirty and has to go home and change.

11. What does Jackson suggest about civic prominence in the character of Mr. Summers.
(a) That age is the criterion for civic leadership.
(b) That wealth is the standard for importance.
(c) That everyone is equal regardless of wealth.
(d) That Summers has no real power in the village.

12. What is Tessie doing in the center of the circle of her friends, neighbors, and family?
(a) Sitting on a makeshift throne.
(b) Holding out her hands and crying that it is not fair.
(c) Dancing the lottery jig.
(d) Gloating that she is the winner.

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

14. What does Mr. Graves carry onto the village square?
(a) An American flag.
(b) A trumpet to begin the ceremony.
(c) A three-legged stool.
(d) A roster of the village people.

15. Who is the last person accounted for before the lottery begins?
(a) Mrs. Dunbar.
(b) Old man Warner.
(c) The tall Watson boy.
(d) Tessie Hutchinson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Summers carry onto the village square?

2. Why are people gathering in the town square?

3. What is happening when they make any change in the lottery procedure?

4. What is the irony of Tessie Hutchinson drawing the black dot?

5. Who tells the boys what to do on the morning of the lottery?

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