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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the first to hold up his slip of paper?
(a) Mr. Summers.
(b) Mr. Graves.
(c) Old man Warner.
(d) Bill Hutchinson.

2. 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.

3. Why can Clyde Dunbar not draw for his family?
(a) He is at home with a broken leg.
(b) He is in the military.
(c) He is on duty as fireman.
(d) He is in the hospital.

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

5. In a large village, how long might the lottery last?
(a) Not long because of better equipment.
(b) An hour because the slips were mailed to the people.
(c) All day because they have more activities in the square.
(d) As much as seven days.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Mr. Summers' position in the town?

2. Why are the children running around that morning?

3. Who was the last to arrive at the lottery?

4. What are some villages rumored to be doing with their lottery?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Summers do when he calls out his own name?

2. Are other lotteries still being held in other villages?

3. Why is everything so organized in the village for the lottery?

4. Who is called after Mrs. Dunbar, showing that no one is left out of the lottery?

5. Why have they made the switch to paper slips this year?

6. How do the children react to their school holiday?

7. What is Jackson saying about children in this story?

8. After Mrs. Dunbar has spoken up, what does Mr. Summers ask about the Watsons?

9. How does Tessie try to widen the odds of her drawing the black dot?

10. Eventually, how do the people assemble as they wait for the lottery?

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