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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 Jackson saying about tradition.
2. What does Jackson suggest about civic prominence in the character of Mr. Summers.
3. Who is the first person called to draw for the lottery?
4. What is the irony of Tessie Hutchinson drawing the black dot?
5. Who needs help from Mr. Graves to open his slip?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who do they look for before continuing with the lottery?
2. Describe the kind of morning it is on the day of the lottery.
3. Who participates in the subsequent activity?
4. Until she is knocked unconscious, what does Tessie keep trying to do?
5. What are some other town functions that Mr. Summers presides over?
6. In place of the salute, what is required now of the lottery official?
7. After Mrs. Dunbar has spoken up, what does Mr. Summers ask about the Watsons?
8. What formality occurs before the lottery is officially open?
9. How does Jackson draw the reader into the spirit of the lottery?
10. How does Tessie further disrupt the proceedings?
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 about how children might be affected by the violence of the lottery. What will Davie Hutchinson be like when he is a teenager?
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