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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tessie do with her paper?
(a) She looks at it and is dissapointed that hers is not the one.
(b) She holds it behind her back.
(c) She runs around showing it to all the women.
(d) She puts it in her purse.

2. What element of surprise does Jackson use in the story?
(a) That Tessie sacrifices herself for her children.
(b) That the community does not know what the
(c) That the government steps in and stops the lottery.
(d) Winning a lottery is usually a good thing and not something to dread.

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

4. 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.

5. Is everyone present as the lottery ceremony begins?
(a) Yes, it is a crime to be late for the lottery.
(b) Yes, they do not start until all are there.
(c) No, one entire family is missing.
(d) No, one woman comes running up late.

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

7. Who was the last to arrive at the lottery?
(a) Mrs. Martin.
(b) Mrs. Summers.
(c) Mrs. Graves.
(d) Tessie Hutchinson.

8. What type of story is THE LOTTERY?
(a) A drama.
(b) A satire.
(c) A history.
(d) A comedy.

9. What is Mrs. Hutchinson's behavior as she makes her way to her family?
(a) Perplexed and confused.
(b) Laughing and apologizing for being late.
(c) Anxious and in a hurry.
(d) Somber and angry.

10. Old man Warner suggests that discontinuing the lottery would be doing what?
(a) Shaming the ancestors.
(b) Inviting strangers into the village.
(c) Going back to the Stone Age.
(d) Taking the life out of the village.

11. How do most of the villagers appear to regard the lottery?
(a) They do not like the suspense.
(b) They look forward to it.
(c) They are confused about it.
(d) They hate it.

12. What are some villages rumored to be doing with their lottery?
(a) Discontinuing it.
(b) Holding parades before the lottery.
(c) Combining it with another holiday.
(d) Adding a consolation prize.

13. In the story, what idea does Shirley Jackson carefully avoid?
(a) Winning the lottery.
(b) The odds of winning.
(c) Sweepstakes.
(d) The time it takes to hold the lottery.

14. What is on Tessie Hutchinson's paper?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A message.
(c) A black spot.
(d) The number 6.

15. What does Jackson suggest about civic prominence in the character of Mr. Summers.
(a) That age is the criterion for civic leadership.
(b) That Summers has no real power in the village.
(c) That everyone is equal regardless of wealth.
(d) That wealth is the standard for importance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Old man Warner's meaning when he says lottery in June, corn harvest soon?

2. What sound is heard as the papers are opened?

3. What trouble does Bobby Martin get into?

4. Why does the lottery begin late in this village?

5. What is on each of the children's papers?

(see the answer keys)

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