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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) During the full moon.
(b) At Thanksgiving.
(c) Before the corn harvest.
(d) At the beginning of spring.
2. Why can Clyde Dunbar not draw for his family?
(a) He is in the military.
(b) He is on duty as fireman.
(c) He is at home with a broken leg.
(d) He is in the hospital.
3. What holiday is mentioned in the story that suggests this village is in America?
(b) Groundhog Day.
(d) The 4th of July.
4. What is revealing about the social order of the village?
(a) The children and running around unsupervised.
(b) The women hold a superior position.
(c) The men are drinking ale.
(d) The men and women are not together.
5. What is on each of the children's papers?
(a) Colored pictures.
(b) A secret message.
(c) Gift certificates.
(d) Nothing. They are blank.
6. What is in the black box?
(c) Slips of paper.
(d) Wood chips.
7. What does Mrs. Delacroix have in her hands?
(a) A huge stone.
(b) A chocolate cake.
(c) The lottery flag.
(d) The Hutchinson baby.
8. How do they assemble when it is time to begin the ceremony?
(a) Crowding forward to try and be first to draw.
(b) Coming together in family groups.
(c) In double file lines.
(d) Making a huge circle in the town square.
9. How do most of the villagers appear to regard the lottery?
(a) They hate it.
(b) They are confused about it.
(c) They do not like the suspense.
(d) They look forward to it.
10. What does everyone get at this point?
(b) Blank papers.
11. Who needs help from Mr. Graves to open his slip?
(a) The youngest daughter.
(c) All of the children.
(d) Little Dave Hutchinson.
12. 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.
13. Old man Warner suggests that discontinuing the lottery would be doing what?
(a) Inviting strangers into the village.
(b) Shaming the ancestors.
(c) Taking the life out of the village.
(d) Going back to the Stone Age.
14. How long has the lottery been going on?
(a) Over several generations.
(b) Since before people arrived from Europe.
(c) For the last five years.
(d) Since the Pilgrims.
15. What is the date of the lottery?
(a) July 4th
(b) June 27th
(c) April 1st
(d) February 2nd
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Jackson suggest that tradition may be questioned?
2. What is Old man Warner's meaning when he says lottery in June, corn harvest soon?
3. Who is the last person accounted for before the lottery begins?
4. What does Tessie's paper mean?
5. What finally happens with Tessie?
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