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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the irony of Tessie Hutchinson drawing the black dot?
(a) She was the only one who protested the procedure.
(b) Tessie did not know the tradition.
(c) Dessenters are a threat to tradition and must be removed.
(d) She drew the dot because she was late.

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

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

5. What explanation does the late comer give for being late?
(a) She had a cake in the oven.
(b) She forgot what day it is.
(c) She overslept.
(d) Her clock had stopped.

6. 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 change the date of the lottery.
(c) Some people want to discontinue the lottery.
(d) Some people want to make the lottery grander.

7. What does the lottery hint at?
(a) Education.
(b) Politics.
(c) Religion.
(d) Recreation.

8. What is the date of the lottery?
(a) February 2nd
(b) June 27th
(c) July 4th
(d) April 1st

9. What are the men doing before it is time for the lottery to begin?
(a) Standing together and talking about women.
(b) Standing in a group talking about tractors and rain.
(c) Standing together and talking politics.
(d) Standing in a group but not talking.

10. Where does Mrs. Hutchinson locate her husband and children?
(a) At the end of the group.
(b) At the front of the group.
(c) Off to one side of the group.
(d) In the middle of the group.

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

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

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

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

15. What holiday is mentioned in the story that suggests this village is in America?
(a) Groundhog Day.
(b) The 4th of July.
(c) Halloween.
(d) Christmas.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the instruction given to the villagers about what to do after they have drawn?

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

3. What is on Tessie Hutchinson's paper?

4. Who helps hold the box to keep it steady?

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

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