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The Lottery Test | Final Test – Easy

This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

### Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are people gathering in the town square?
(a) There is a band concert that morning.
(b) They are voting whether to discontinue the lottery.
(c) The mayor is making a speech.
(d) It is the annual lottery day.

2. What are some villages rumored to be doing with their lottery?
(b) Discontinuing it.
(c) Holding parades before the lottery.
(d) Combining it with another holiday.

3. When Mr. Summers says it is time, what does everyone do?
(a) Look at their papers and not show them.
(b) Look at their papers and hold them up.
(c) Tear their papers into small pieces.
(d) Drop their papers in the box.

4. Who is the first person called to draw for the lottery?
(a) Tessie Hutchinson.
(b) Mrs. Graves.
(d) Mr. Martin.

5. What is in the black box?
(a) Wood chips.
(b) Stones.
(c) Slips of paper.
(d) Beans.

6. Why is everyone participating, even the Hutchinson children?
(a) Because it is a village activity.
(b) Because they have nothing better to do.
(c) Because they will be jailed if they do not.
(d) Because they are all hypnotized.

7. What element of surprise does Jackson use in the story?
(a) That Tessie sacrifices herself for her children.
(b) That the community does not know what the
(c) That the government steps in and stops the lottery.
(d) Winning a lottery is usually a good thing and not something to dread.

8. What is Jackson’s first element of surprise in the story?
(a) Tessie being late for the lottery.
(b) Mr. Summers changing the tradition.
(c) The boys gathering stones.
(d) Mr. Graves forgetting the stool.

9. Has there ever been any other breaks with tradition?
(a) Yes, they used to hold the lottery only at night.
(b) No. This was the first time any changed was made.
(c) Yes. The ritual chant and the special salute were discarded.
(d) Yes, the box used to be white.

10. What is the irony of Tessie Hutchinson drawing the black dot?
(a) She drew the dot because she was late.
(b) Tessie did not know the tradition.
(c) She was the only one who protested the procedure.
(d) Dessenters are a threat to tradition and must be removed.

11. What is the age of majority in the village?
(a) Twenty-one.
(b) Eighteen.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Sixteen.

12. Why do they stop using the wood chips?
(a) Trees are getting scarce.
(b) They want to be more modern.
(c) People get splinters form the wood.
(d) The village population is growing.

13. How do they assemble when it is time to begin the ceremony?
(a) Coming together in family groups.
(b) Crowding forward to try and be first to draw.
(c) In double file lines.
(d) Making a huge circle in the town square.

14. Why can Clyde Dunbar not draw for his family?
(a) He is on duty as fireman.
(b) He is in the hospital.
(c) He is in the military.
(d) He is at home with a broken leg.

15. Who needs help from Mr. Graves to open his slip?
(a) All of the children.
(b) Tessie.
(c) Little Dave Hutchinson.
(d) The youngest daughter.

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

2. How many slips do the Hutchinson’s take out of the box?

3. Who will participate in the ritual?

4. What is Tessie Hutchinson doing when she realizes Bill has the marked slip?

5. What explanation does the late comer give for being late?

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## The Lottery

Audio: Read by A. M. Homes.

The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o’clock; in some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days and had to be started on June 26th, but in this village, where there were only about three hundred people, the whole lottery took only about two hours, so it could begin at ten o’clock in the morning and still be through in time to allow the villagers to get home for noon dinner.

The children assembled first, of course. School was recently over for the summer, and the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them; they tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play, and their talk was still of the classroom and the teacher, of books and reprimands. Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example, selecting the smoothest and roundest stones; Bobby and Harry Jones and Dickie Delacroix—the villagers pronounced this name “Dellacroy”—eventually made a great pile of stones in one corner of the square and guarded it against the raids of the other boys. The girls stood aside, talking among themselves, looking over their shoulders at the boys, and the very small children rolled in the dust or clung to the hands of their older brothers or sisters.

Soon the men began to gather, surveying their own children, speaking of planting and rain, tractors and taxes. They stood together, away from the pile of stones in the corner, and their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed. The women, wearing faded house dresses and sweaters, came shortly after their menfolk. They greeted one another and exchanged bits of gossip as they went to join their husbands. Soon the women, standing by their husbands, began to call to their children, and the children came reluctantly, having to be called four or five times. Bobby Martin ducked under his mother’s grasping hand and ran, laughing, back to the pile of stones. His father spoke up sharply, and Bobby came quickly and took his place between his father and his oldest brother.

The lottery was conducted—as were the square dances, the teen-age club, the Halloween program—by Mr. Summers, who had time and energy to devote to civic activities. He was a round-faced, jovial man and he ran the coal business, and people were sorry for him, because he had no children and his wife was a scold. When he arrived in the square, carrying the black wooden box, there was a murmur of conversation among the villagers, and he waved and called, “Little late today, folks.” The postmaster, Mr. Graves, followed him, carrying a three-legged stool, and the stool was put in the center of the square and Mr. Summers set the black box down on it. The villagers kept their distance, leaving a space between themselves and the stool, and when Mr. Summers said, “Some of you fellows want to give me a hand?,” there was a hesitation before two men, Mr. Martin and his oldest son, Baxter, came forward to hold the box steady on the stool while Mr. Summers stirred up the papers inside it.