Q. 1 Describe how the village looks on the day of the lottery. Very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings Neat houses, green lawns and flowers everywhere Gloomy and cold with gray houses Dusty

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1. Describe how the village looks on the day of the lottery.

Very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings

Neat houses, green lawns and flowers everywhere

Gloomy and cold with gray houses

Dusty, dry with paint peeling off the houses


2. How many people live in the village?

About 300

Less than 100


Just under a thousand


3. What are people gathering in the town square?

There is a band concert in the morning.

They are voting on whether to discontinue the lottery.

The mayor is making a speech.

It is the annual lottery day.


4. What is the traditional job of the village boys on Lottery Day?

They play an exhibition football game before the lottery.

They collect stones and bring them to the town square.

They form an honor guard for the lottery box.

They keep the younger children off of the grass.


5. Which stones are the most prized for use in the lottery?

Shiny, decorative ones

Hard, jagged ones

smooth, round ones

heavy, flat ones


6. What is the date of the lottery?

July 4th

February 2nd

June 27th

April 1st


In a large village, how long might the lottery last?

All day because they have more activities in the square.

An hour because the slips were mailed to people.

Not long because of better equipment.

As much as seven days.


What are the men doing before it is time for the lottery to begin?

Standing together and talking politics.

Standing together and talking about women.

Standing in a group but not talking.

Standing in a group talking about tractors and rain.


What are the women doing before the lottery?

Standing together and gossiping.

Putting up the bunting.

Avoiding each others eyes.

Running around looking for their children.


How do they assemble when it is time to begin the ceremony?

In double file lines.

Making a huge circle in the town square.

Crowding forward to try to be first to draw,.

Coming together in family groups.


What is being used for the first time this year?

Slips of paper instead of wood chips

A new black box

Black and white ping pong balls

A bigger stool


What serious formality occurs before the lottery begins?

The singing of the village anthem

The swearing in of the officials

The pledge of allegiance

The blessing of the box


What is Mr. Zanini's distinction at the lottery?

He is the last one to draw a slip from the black box.

He is the first one to draw in the lottery.

He is the oldest man at the lottery.

He is the only single man there.


What sound is heard as the papers are opened?

Nothing. It is very quiet.

The school marching band.

Lil Wayne

The women speaking all at once.


What is the procedure after Bill reveals that his family is the one?

Slips will be put in the box for every member of the Hutchinson family.

The youngest Hutchinson will claim the prize.

The village people will vote for their favorite Hutchinson family member.

The Hutchinson family will draw straws to see who takes the prize.


Who needs help from Mr. Graves to open his slip?


All of the children

Little Dave Hutchinson

The youngest daughter


Who will participate in the ritual?

All of Tessie's friends, neighbors and family members

The women only because Tessie is a woman

The children only because it is their holiday.

Only the men of the village


What type of story is The Lottery?

A comedy

A satire

A history

A drama


What is Jackson's main theme in this short story?

The foolishness of blindly following tradition

The value of human life

The need for tradition in small towns

The need for change in a community


  What is the tone as the story begins?

Dry like a newspaper article

An average day with overcast sky

Dreary and ominous

Cheerful, bright and colorful


What is Jackson's first element of surprise in the story?

Mr. Summers changing the tradition

Mr. Graves forgetting the stool

Tessie being late for the lottery

The boys gathering stones


What holiday is mentioned in the story that suggests this village is in America?


The 4th of July


Groundhog Day


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

They hate it.

They are confused by it.

They look forward to it.

They do not like the suspense.

  1. B

  2. A

  3. D

  4. B

  5. C

  6. C

  7. D

  8. D

  9. A

  10. D

  11. A

  12. B
  13. A

  14. D

  15. A

  16. C

  17. A

  18. B

  19. A

  20. D

  21. D

  22. C

  23. C

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