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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. What is revealing about the social order of the village?
(a) The women hold a superior position.
(b) The men are drinking ale.
(c) The children and running around unsupervised.
(d) The men and women are not together.

2. What is Mrs. Hutchinson's behavior as she makes her way to her family?
(a) Somber and angry.
(b) Laughing and apologizing for being late.
(c) Perplexed and confused.
(d) Anxious and in a hurry.

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

4. Why does his oldest son not draw for him?
(a) He rus away when the lottery begins.
(b) His mother is next in line for the family.
(c) The boy is not yet sixteen.
(d) He is too small to reach inside the box.

5. What are the men doing before it is time for the lottery to begin?
(a) Standing in a group but not talking.
(b) Standing in a group talking about tractors and rain.
(c) Standing together and talking about women.
(d) Standing together and talking politics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Tessie try to add her daughter's family to Bill Hutchinson's second drawing?

2. How long has the lottery been going on?

3. Who is the first person called to draw for the lottery?

4. What is the age of majority in the village?

5. In general, what type of village is the setting of the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the men as they assemble for the lottery.

2. At what point in the story does Jackson raise the question of what's going on with her readers?

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

4. What is Tessie doing as the rest of her family open their slips?

5. Mostly the townspeople seem to look forward to the lottery. What comment is Jackson making on human nature at this point?

6. What is Old man Warner's response to Mr. Adams suggestion of doing away with the lottery?

7. In place of the salute, what is required now of the lottery official?

8. Whose name was the first to be called up for the lottery?

9. What excuse does Tessie make for being late?

10. Where are the women and what are they doing?

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