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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 finally happens with Tessie?
(a) She has a heart attack and dies.
(b) She must dodge all the stones.
(c) All the villagers stone her to death.
(d) She has to catch and throw back the stones.

2. What is the irony of Tessie Hutchinson drawing the black dot?
(a) She was the only one who protested the procedure.
(b) Tessie did not know the tradition.
(c) She drew the dot because she was late.
(d) Dessenters are a threat to tradition and must be removed.

3. Why does Tessie try to add her daughter's family to Bill Hutchinson's second drawing?
(a) She feels the need to have all her family with her.
(b) She is trying to get the whole thing done over.
(c) She wants her daughter to have a chance to win, too.
(d) The more people in the drawing, the greater chance she has of not getting the dot.

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

5. What is the procedure after Bill reveals that his family is the one?
(a) The village people will vote for their favorite Hutchinson family member.
(b) Slips will be put in the box for every member of the Hutchinson family.
(c) The youngest Hutchinson will claim the prize.
(d) The Hutchinson family will draw straws to see who takes the prize.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do some people think about discontinuing the lottery?

2. What is in the black box?

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

4. Why is everyone participating, even the Hutchinson children?

5. Why does the lottery begin late in this village?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the villagers know that Bill Hutchinson is holding the slip of paper with the black dot?

2. What is THE LOTTERY meant to satirize?

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

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

5. What happens as the stoning begins?

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

7. After locating the holder of the black spot, what do the villagers do?

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

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

10. According to the rules of the lottery, how long does the stoning go on?

(see the answer keys)

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