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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How long has the lottery been going on?
(a) For the last five years.
(b) Since the Pilgrims.
(c) Since before people arrived from Europe.
(d) Over several generations.

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

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

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

7. Who will participate in the ritual?
(a) Only the men of the village.
(b) All Tessie's friends, neighbors, and family members.
(c) The children only because it is their holiday.
(d) The women because Tessie is a woman.

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

9. Who tells the boys what to do on the morning of the lottery?
(a) Their mothers.
(b) Their fathers.
(c) The village council.
(d) No one, they all know their responsibility.

10. Who is the first person called to draw for the lottery?
(a) Mr. Martin.
(b) Tessie Hutchinson.
(c) Mr. Adams.
(d) Mrs. Graves.

11. What does Mrs. Delacroix have in her hands?
(a) The Hutchinson baby.
(b) The lottery flag.
(c) A huge stone.
(d) A chocolate cake.

12. What is Jackson's first element of surprise in the story?
(a) Tessie being late for the lottery.
(b) The boys gathering stones.
(c) Mr. Summers changing the tradition.
(d) Mr. Graves forgetting the stool.

13. Why is everyone participating, even the Hutchinson children?
(a) Because they will be jailed if they do not.
(b) Because they have nothing better to do.
(c) Because it is a village activity.
(d) Because they are all hypnotized.

14. What does everyone get at this point?
(a) Refreshments.
(b) Instructions.
(c) Stones.
(d) Blank papers.

15. What is on each of the children's papers?
(a) Nothing. They are blank.
(b) A secret message.
(c) Gift certificates.
(d) Colored pictures.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What serious formality occurs before the lottery begins?

3. What is on Tessie Hutchinson's paper?

4. When is the lottery held each year?

5. Old man Warner suggests that discontinuing the lottery would be doing what?

(see the answer keys)

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