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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who tells the boys what to do on the morning of the lottery?
(a) No one, they all know their responsibility.
(b) Their fathers.
(c) Their mothers.
(d) The village council.

4. 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 in the sun with neat houses, green lawns, and flowers everywhere.
(c) It is very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings.
(d) It is dusty and dry with the paint peeling off the houses.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What happens to Tessie first?
(a) She is given a tiara.
(b) A stone hits her on the side of her head.
(c) They present her with roses.
(d) The women form a circle around her to change her clothes.

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

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

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

14. Why does Tessie try to add her daughter's family to Bill Hutchinson's second drawing?
(a) The more people in the drawing, the greater chance she has of not getting the dot.
(b) She wants her daughter to have a chance to win, too.
(c) She is trying to get the whole thing done over.
(d) She feels the need to have all her family with her.

15. Who is to draw for the Watson family?
(a) Mr. Summers.
(b) Mrs. Watson.
(c) The tall Watson boy.
(d) Mr. Watson's brother.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do some people think about discontinuing the lottery?

3. How many people live in the village?

4. What is revealing about the social order of the village?

5. What is the tone as the story begins?

(see the answer keys)

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