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Grade 10 The Lottery
What is "The Lottery" satirizing?
  1. cultural issues
  2. political issues
  3. human nature
  4. the nature of chance
Grade 10 The Lottery

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What was represented by the black box?
  1. Death
  2. Family
  3. Tradition
  4. Murder
Grade 10 The Lottery
What can be seen on the slip of the paper of the winner of the lottery?
  1. nothing because they do not receive one
  2. a red X
  3. a black spot
  4. a red spot
Grade 10 The Lottery
About how long does it take for the event of the lottery to finish?
  1. less than two hours
  2. less than two days
  3. more than two weeks
  4. more than two months
Grade 10 The Lottery
Who arrived late to the lottery?
  1. Mr. Graves
  2. Mrs. Delacroix
  3. Mr. Summers
  4. Mrs. Hutchinson
Grade 10 The Lottery

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In what season does "The Lottery" occur?
  1. fall
  2. winter
  3. spring
  4. summer
Grade 10 The Lottery
In The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, what was the irony of this story?
  1. Mr. Summers won the lottery.
  2. Young Bill won the lottery and helped his family.
  3. Winning the lottery turned out to be a bad thing.
  4. No one won the lottery.
Grade 10 The Lottery
Who won the lottery in the story?
  1. Dickie Delacroix
  2. Harry Jones
  3. Bobby Martin
  4. Tessie Hutchinson
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Grade 10 The Lottery
What is the climax of the story?
  1. When Bill Hutchinson draws the slip of paper
  2. When Tessie draws the slip of paper
  3. When Tessie is stoned
  4. When the boys gather stones
Grade 10 The Lottery
From what point of view does Jackson write the story?
  1. First person
  2. Second person
  3. Third person-limited
  4. Third person-omniscient
Grade 10 The Lottery
Grade 10 The Lottery
What did the villagers remember?
  1. to use wood chips
  2. to use stones
  3. to pick up the slips of paper
  4. to eat stewed chickweed and acorns
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