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The Lottery (Grade 10)

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The Lottery

1. 
From what point of view does Jackson write the story?
  1. First person
  2. Second person
  3. Third person-limited
  4. Third person-omniscient
2. 
By gathering stones in the beginning of the story, the boys foreshadow the sinister ending of the lottery.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
What is the prize for winning "The Lottery?"
  1. Money
  2. A day at the spa
  3. A new car
  4. Free Vacation
  5. To be stoned to death
4. 
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.
5. 
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
6. 
Using inferencing skills, who may the reader assume died last year during the lottery?
  1. Mr. Watson
  2. Mrs. Dunbar
  3. Janey
  4. Tessie
7. 
What was represented by the black box?
  1. Death
  2. Family
  3. Tradition
  4. Murder
8. 
What is the conflict?
  1. Person versus person
  2. Person versus society
  3. Person versus nature
  4. Person versus himself
9. 
What is the theme of "The Lottery" based on this excerpt?



10. 
How are women treated in the story? Give an example to support your answer.



11. 
At what moment in the story does Jackson allow her reader to understand the true meaning of the lottery?



12. 
What is the message or underlying theme of "The Lottery."



13. 
By remembering to use stones, the villagers prove what about their "tradition?"



14. 
How is the ending to the story effective for the horror genre?



15. 
After the lottery is finished, what do the villagers do?



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