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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 9 The Lottery
What is the setting of the story?
  1. A small village
  2. Summer
  3. June 27th
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is an example of foreshadowing in the story?
  1. The black box
  2. The slips of paper
  3. Children gathering stones at the start of the story
  4. Mr. Summers description
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is the theme of the story?
  1. Stone people to have a successful harvest
  2. Blindly following a tradition can be dangerous
  3. Not everything is as it seems
Grade 9 The Lottery
What is the point of view from which the story was written?
  1. 1st person
  2. 3rd person limited
  3. 3rd person omniscient
  4. 2nd person
Grade 10 The Lottery

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What was represented by the black box?
  1. Death
  2. Family
  3. Tradition
  4. Murder
Grade 11 The Lottery
What is the conflict?
  1. Person versus person
  2. Person versus society
  3. Person versus nature
  4. Person versus himself
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
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
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
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