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. Who is the last person accounted for before the lottery begins?

2. What does Tessie's paper mean?

3. How do most of the villagers appear to regard the lottery?

4. What is Mrs. Hutchinson's behavior as she makes her way to her family?

5. What type of story is THE LOTTERY?

Short Essay Questions

1. Have there ever been deviations from tradition in the past? What are they?

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

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

4. Who participates in the subsequent activity?

5. Why does Mrs. Dunbar come forward to draw in place of her husband?

6. How are people dressed for this annual event?

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

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

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

10. Eventually, how do the people assemble as they wait for the lottery?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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