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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the first to hold up his slip of paper?
2. Old man Warner suggests that discontinuing the lottery would be doing what?
3. What is Jackson saying about tradition.
4. What does Mr. Graves carry onto the village square?
5. What does the village look like on the morning of the lottery?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the boys do to prepare for the lottery.
2. What does the setting of THE LOTTERY say about the citizens of the village.
3. As Tessie continues to voice her objections, what does her husband do?
4. Have there ever been deviations from tradition in the past? What are they?
5. How does Jackson make the scene seem like a normal village fair?
6. Until she is knocked unconscious, what does Tessie keep trying to do?
7. Describe the men as they assemble for the lottery.
8. What are some other town functions that Mr. Summers presides over?
9. What does Mr. Graves do at the Hutchinson family drawing?
10. How does Tessie further disrupt the proceedings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write two or three paragraphs in which you discuss whether Tessie Hutchinson had a premonition that she would draw the black spot. Decide if you think Shirley Jackson had that idea in mind as she wrote THE LOTTERY.
Essay Topic 2
Write a paper where the towns people hold a meeting to decide if they will do away with the lottery. Use the characters from Shirley Jackson's story. Who, besides Old man Warner, will oppose the idea of doing away with it?
Essay Topic 3
Write a paper on how well written short stories hold the interest of the reader including the fact that they can be read in one sitting.
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