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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When is the lottery held each year?
(a) During the full moon.
(b) At the beginning of spring.
(c) Before the corn harvest.
(d) At Thanksgiving.

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

4. What is in the black box?
(a) Beans.
(b) Stones.
(c) Wood chips.
(d) Slips of paper.

5. Why are people gathering in the town square?
(a) They are voting whether to discontinue the lottery.
(b) It is the annual lottery day.
(c) There is a band concert that morning.
(d) The mayor is making a speech.

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

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

8. What is Jackson satirizing by having the children participate so willingly in the stoning?
(a) Hansel and Gretle.
(b) Bringing children up with adults' biases.
(c) Well behaved children.
(d) Parents who let their children run their lives.

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

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

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

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

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 only single man there.
(c) He is the last one to draw a slip from the black box.
(d) He is the oldest man at the lottery.

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

15. What is Mr. Summers' position in the town?
(a) He is the superintendant of schools.
(b) He is the religious leader of the village.
(c) He is the custodian of the town square.
(d) He is the town leader and owner of a coal business.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is to draw for the Watson family?

2. What does Jackson hint in the story when Tessie is very late arriving?

3. What does Jackson suggest about civic prominence in the character of Mr. Summers.

4. When Mr. Summers says it is time, what does everyone do?

5. What is Mrs. Hutchinson's behavior as she makes her way to her family?

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