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

2. What is the traditional job of the village boys on Lottery Day?
(a) They play an exhibition football game before the lottery.
(b) They keep the younger children off the grass.
(c) They form an honor guard for the lottery box.
(d) They collect stones and bring them to the town square.

3. What is the date of the lottery?
(a) July 4th
(b) June 27th
(c) April 1st
(d) February 2nd

4. Who gets to go first in the second drawing?
(a) The oldest son draws first.
(b) Tessie insists on drawing first.
(c) The three children draw first.
(d) Bill draws first.

5. What do some people think about discontinuing the lottery?
(a) Some people want to discontinue the lottery.
(b) Some people want to make the lottery grander.
(c) Some people want to hold the lottery twice a year.
(d) Some people want to change the date of the lottery.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who will participate in the ritual?

2. Who tells the boys what to do on the morning of the lottery?

3. Why can Clyde Dunbar not draw for his family?

4. What is Tessie doing in the center of the circle of her friends, neighbors, and family?

5. Which stones are the most prized for use in the lottery?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is THE LOTTERY meant to satirize?

2. What happens as the stoning begins?

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

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

5. What does the setting of THE LOTTERY say about the citizens of the village.

6. What time of the year is the lottery being held?

7. What does Mrs. Delacroix do to participate in the stoning?

8. What are the heads of families instructed to do with their slips of paper?

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

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

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