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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When is the lottery held each year?
(a) At the beginning of spring.
(b) Before the corn harvest.
(c) At Thanksgiving.
(d) During the full moon.
2. What is the tone as the story begins?
(a) Cheerful, bright, and colorful.
(b) Dry like a newspaper article.
(c) An average day with overcast sky.
(d) Dreary and ominous.
3. How do they assemble when it is time to begin the ceremony?
(a) Coming together in family groups.
(b) Crowding forward to try and be first to draw.
(c) In double file lines.
(d) Making a huge circle in the town square.
4. 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 in a fight with another boy and has a bloody nose.
(c) He gets his clean clothes all dirty and has to go home and change.
(d) He puts the stones he collected in his pocket.
5. In general, what type of village is the setting of the story?
(a) A farming village.
(b) A manufacturing village.
(c) A mining village.
(d) A retirement village.
6. What does Mrs. Delacroix have in her hands?
(a) The Hutchinson baby.
(b) The lottery flag.
(c) A huge stone.
(d) A chocolate cake.
7. What is the instruction given to the villagers about what to do after they have drawn?
(a) They are to show their papers to everyone.
(b) They are to look at their papers but not show anyone else.
(c) They are to register with Mr. Graves as having drawn.
(d) They are not to look at thier papers untill all have drawn.
8. Why do they stop using the wood chips?
(a) People get splinters form the wood.
(b) Trees are getting scarce.
(c) The village population is growing.
(d) They want to be more modern.
9. What is the atmosphere of the village as the lottery gets under way?
(a) It is chaos.
(b) Everyone is talking at once.
(c) It is orderly and respectful.
(d) There is great jollity among the people.
10. Who gets to go first in the second drawing?
(a) Tessie insists on drawing first.
(b) Bill draws first.
(c) The three children draw first.
(d) The oldest son draws first.
11. Though they do not remember all the ancient ritual, what do the villagers all remember?
(a) The song.
(b) The stones.
(c) The burning of the box.
(d) The march.
12. What is the irony of Tessie Hutchinson drawing the black dot?
(a) Dessenters are a threat to tradition and must be removed.
(b) She was the only one who protested the procedure.
(c) She drew the dot because she was late.
(d) Tessie did not know the tradition.
13. 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 very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings.
(c) It is dusty and dry with the paint peeling off the houses.
(d) It is gloomy and cold looking with gray houses.
14. Why does his oldest son not draw for him?
(a) He rus away when the lottery begins.
(b) The boy is not yet sixteen.
(c) He is too small to reach inside the box.
(d) His mother is next in line for the family.
15. Which stones are the most prized for use in the lottery?
(a) Hard, jagged ones.
(b) Smooth, round ones.
(c) Shiny, decorative ones.
(d) Heavy, flat ones.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Mr. Zanini's distinction at the lottery?
2. What does Mr. Summers carry onto the village square?
3. Who tells the boys what to do on the morning of the lottery?
4. Why are people gathering in the town square?
5. What element of surprise does Jackson use in the story?
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