"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
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  • Question 1
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    Q. What may be the main theme of "The Lottery"
    answer choices
    Evil can be cloaked, or hidden, in something that seems to be good. 
    Lotteries are always in the best interests of everyone involved
    Sticks and stone may break my bones, but lotteries will never hurt me
    Traditional villages consider females to have more authority.
  • Question 2
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    Q. The exposition states that the children are gathering stones into a pile. This is an example of what literary device?
    answer choices
    Pun
    Simile
    Foreshadowing
    Metaphor
  • Question 3
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    Q. What is symbolized by the black dot?
    answer choices
    Tradition
    Death 
    Faith 
    Mankind
  • Question 4
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    Q. On what day does the lottery take place?
    answer choices
    January 25
    July 27
    September 4
    June 27
  • Question 5
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    Q. When is the lottery conducted?
    answer choices
    Every 2 weeks
    Every year
    Once a week
    Every time there is a full moon
  • Question 6
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    Q. Who "wins" the lottery?
    answer choices
    Clyde Dunbar
    Joe Summers
    Tessie Hutchinson
    Bill Hutchinson
  • Question 7
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    Q. The slips of paper replaced___________
    answer choices
    Chips of wood
    Stones
    Coal
    List of names
  • Question 8
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    Q. What is the overall type of conflict in "The Lottery?" 
    answer choices
    Characters vs. Self
    Character vs. Character
    Character vs. Society
    Character vs. Fate
  • Question 9
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    Q. "The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day..."
    The preceding passage is found in the exposition of the story. 
    This passage is developing the _____________ for the reader?
    answer choices
    Setting
    Rising action
    Theme
    Characterization
  • Question 10
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    Q. "The original paraphernalia for the lottery had been lost long ago..."
    In this passage from the story, what is the word paraphernalia referring to?
    answer choices
    The clothing worn to the lottery
    The chant that used to be sung during the lottery
    The equipment needed for the lottery
    The papers that are stored in the black box.
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