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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the women doing before the lottery?
(a) Avoicing each other's eyes.
(b) Putting up the bunting.
(c) Standing together and gossiping.
(d) Running around looking for their children.

2. Why does the lottery begin late in this village?
(a) Because it took longer for the boys to find stones.
(b) Because they have trouble locating the lottery box.
(c) Because someone forgot to prepar the lottery slips of paper.
(d) Because there are so few people, the drawing only last a few hours.

3. In general, what type of village is the setting of the story?
(a) A farming village.
(b) A mining village.
(c) A manufacturing village.
(d) A retirement village.

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

5. Who is assigned to conduct the lottery?
(a) Mr. Summers.
(b) Mr. Graves.
(c) Mr. Hutchinson.
(d) Mr. Martin.

6. What is being used for the first time this year?
(a) A new black box.
(b) Slips of paper instead of wood chips.
(c) A bigger stool.
(d) Black and white ping pong balls.

7. What finally happens with Tessie?
(a) She must dodge all the stones.
(b) All the villagers stone her to death.
(c) She has a heart attack and dies.
(d) She has to catch and throw back the stones.

8. What happens to Tessie first?
(a) They present her with roses.
(b) The women form a circle around her to change her clothes.
(c) A stone hits her on the side of her head.
(d) She is given a tiara.

9. Why can Clyde Dunbar not draw for his family?
(a) He is at home with a broken leg.
(b) He is in the hospital.
(c) He is on duty as fireman.
(d) He is in the military.

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

11. What is revealing about the social order of the village?
(a) The men and women are not together.
(b) The women hold a superior position.
(c) The children and running around unsupervised.
(d) The men are drinking ale.

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

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

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

15. What does Tessie's paper mean?
(a) She is out of the lottery.
(b) She has been chosen.
(c) She gets to select the winner.
(d) She will have to draw again.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does his oldest son not draw for him?

2. When is the lottery held each year?

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

4. Who needs help from Mr. Graves to open his slip?

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

(see the answer keys)

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