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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What is the traditional job of the village boys on Lottery Day?
(a) They collect stones and bring them to the town square.
(b) They play an exhibition football game before the lottery.
(c) They keep the younger children off the grass.
(d) They form an honor guard for the lottery box.

3. When Mr. Summers says it is time, what does everyone do?
(a) Drop their papers in the box.
(b) Look at their papers and not show them.
(c) Tear their papers into small pieces.
(d) Look at their papers and hold them up.

4. 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 not originally from the village.
(d) That Tessie is always late for everything.

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

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

7. Why does his oldest son not draw for him?
(a) The boy is not yet sixteen.
(b) He is too small to reach inside the box.
(c) He rus away when the lottery begins.
(d) His mother is next in line for the family.

8. Where is Tessie by the time everyone has their stones?
(a) Behind Mr. Summers.
(b) Running to hide.
(c) With her family.
(d) In the center.

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

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

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

12. What is the instruction given to the villagers about what to do after they have drawn?
(a) They are not to look at thier papers untill all have drawn.
(b) They are to look at their papers but not show anyone else.
(c) They are to register with Mr. Graves as having drawn.
(d) They are to show their papers to everyone.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the first to hold up his slip of paper?

2. What holiday is mentioned in the story that suggests this village is in America?

3. In general, what type of village is the setting of the story?

4. Why are people gathering in the town square?

5. Why are the children running around that morning?

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