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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is on each of the children's papers?
(a) Nothing. They are blank.
(b) Colored pictures.
(c) A secret message.
(d) Gift certificates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Is Mr. Summers exempt from the lottery?
(a) Yes. Otherwise they would have to get a new administrator every year.
(b) No. He calls out his own name, too.
(c) Yes. But he makes a pretense of drawing anyway.
(d) No. But he is the only one allowed to look into the box while drawing.

9. What sound is heard as the papers are opened?
(a) Nothing. It is very quiet.
(b) The school marching band.
(c) A collective sigh.
(d) The women speaking all at once.

10. What does everyone get at this point?
(a) Instructions.
(b) Stones.
(c) Blank papers.
(d) Refreshments.

11. How does Jackson suggest that tradition may be questioned?
(a) A lot about the lottery has been forgotten.
(b) Old man Warner compares it to the Stone Age.
(c) Some people oppose the lottery and some villages have already stopped it.
(d) The village is getting smaller so tradition may die out.

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

13. How do they list the villagers before the lottery begins?
(a) From the youngest to the oldest.
(b) From the oldest to the youngest.
(c) By heads of families.
(d) In alphabetical order.

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

15. In general, what type of village is the setting of the story?
(a) A farming village.
(b) A retirement village.
(c) A mining village.
(d) A manufacturing village.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who will participate in the ritual?

2. Why does his oldest son not draw for him?

3. How do most of the villagers appear to regard the lottery?

4. Who is assigned to conduct the lottery?

5. Has there ever been any other breaks with tradition?

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