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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. How long has the lottery been going on?
2. Why do they stop using the wood chips?
3. How do most of the villagers appear to regard the lottery?
4. What is Jackson's first element of surprise in the story?
5. Why are the children running around that morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Jackson saying about children in this story?
2. Who is the second citizen of the village and what is his function in the lottery?
3. Who participates in the subsequent activity?
4. Why does Mrs. Dunbar come forward to draw in place of her husband?
5. What request do Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves make of the villagers and who volunteers?
6. Describe the men as they assemble for the lottery.
7. What does the setting of THE LOTTERY say about the citizens of the village.
8. What is THE LOTTERY meant to satirize?
9. What does Mr. Summers do when he calls out his own name?
10. How do the villagers know that Bill Hutchinson is holding the slip of paper with the black dot?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write a paper explaining how traditions may change over time. Traditions are usually handed down by example or word of mouth. How would this make it easy for change to happen?
Essay Topic 2
Write a paper in which you are one of the villagers at the lottery. Describe your feelings as the lottery takes place. How do you feel when it is not you but Bill Hutchinson who draws the black spot? Carry this on through picking up a rock and throwing it 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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