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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. Why do they stop using the wood chips?
(a) They want to be more modern.
(b) People get splinters form the wood.
(c) Trees are getting scarce.
(d) The village population is growing.

2. Who is to draw for the Watson family?
(a) Mr. Summers.
(b) The tall Watson boy.
(c) Mrs. Watson.
(d) Mr. Watson's brother.

3. Why are the children running around that morning?
(a) It is Saturday and there is no school.
(b) Lottery Day is a special holiday for children.
(c) Lottery Day is a school holiday.
(d) The teachers are in the lottery so they come to see them.

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. What is Mr. Zanini's distinction at the lottery?
(a) He is the only single man there.
(b) He is the oldest man at the lottery.
(c) He is the last one to draw a slip from the black box.
(d) He is the first one to draw in the lottery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is being used for the first time this year?

2. Old man Warner suggests that discontinuing the lottery would be doing what?

3. What is on Tessie Hutchinson's paper?

4. Why are people gathering in the town square?

5. What is Jackson's main theme in the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Tessie continues to voice her objections, what does her husband do?

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

3. What happens next after it is settled that Bill Hutchinson holds the paper with the black dot?

4. What are some other town functions that Mr. Summers presides over?

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

6. What is THE LOTTERY meant to satirize?

7. What does Tessie Hutchinson do when she realizes that Bill has the paper?

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

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

10. This time, who comes forward to draw slips of paper from the box?

(see the answer keys)

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