The Lottery Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is on each of the children's papers?

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

3. What is the tone as the story begins?

4. What is the date of the lottery?

5. What accusation does Tessie make to Joe Summers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the villagers begin to do at that point?

2. Who is called after Mrs. Dunbar, showing that no one is left out of the lottery?

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

4. How does Jackson make the scene seem like a normal village fair?

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

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

7. What do the boys do to prepare for the lottery.

8. Describe the kind of morning it is on the day of the lottery.

9. After Mrs. Dunbar has spoken up, what does Mr. Summers ask about the Watsons?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper comparing THE LOTTERY with the infamous Salem witch trials. What is the common psychological thread that runs through the people of the village and the citizens of Salem intent on removing witches?

Essay Topic 2

Write two or three paragraphs on the character of Mrs. Delacroix. Use your imagination to explain why she selected the largest stone she could find to throw at Tessie.

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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