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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Summers do as soon as he is sworn in?
(a) Leads the invocation.
(b) Faces and greets the villagers.
(c) Puts his hand on the black box three times.
(d) Bows low and receives the crown.

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

4. Who is the first to hold up his slip of paper?
(a) Mr. Summers.
(b) Old man Warner.
(c) Mr. Graves.
(d) Bill Hutchinson.

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

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

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

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

9. What does Mrs. Dunbar hold in her hands?
(a) The Hutchinson baby.
(b) A bag full of small stones.
(c) More moderate stones than Mrs. Delacroix.
(d) A slingshot.

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

11. Which stones are the most prized for use in the lottery?
(a) Hard, jagged ones.
(b) Heavy, flat ones.
(c) Shiny, decorative ones.
(d) Smooth, round ones.

12. What is the tone as the story begins?
(a) Dry like a newspaper article.
(b) Dreary and ominous.
(c) Cheerful, bright, and colorful.
(d) An average day with overcast sky.

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

14. How do they assemble when it is time to begin the ceremony?
(a) Making a huge circle in the town square.
(b) Coming together in family groups.
(c) Crowding forward to try and be first to draw.
(d) In double file lines.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is in the black box?

2. What are the men doing before it is time for the lottery to begin?

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

4. How does Jackson suggest that tradition may be questioned?

5. Why are people gathering in the town square?

(see the answer keys)

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