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On what day does the lottery take place?
"The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day. . ."
This excerpt from the short story is developing the _______ for the reader.
In the beginning of the short story, the children are gathering stones into a pile.
This is an example of what literary element?
Who is the town's lottery official?
Old Man Warner
Who usually participates/draws for the household in the lottery?
The men of the household.
The women of the household.
The children of the household.
The dog of the household.
When Old Man Warner hears that some places have dropped the lottery, he...
feels a flicker of hope but remains silent.
expresses strong disapproval.
is so stunned that he leaves the village.
What can be seen on the slip of paper of the winner of the lottery?
What is symbolized by the black dot on the slip of paper?
Who "won" the lottery?
What happens to the winner of The Lottery?
They will an award
They win money
They get stoned by the rest of the village
They get ignored by the rest of the village
Choose TWO themes in "The Lottery"?
All traditions are important and should never be forgotten.
Even if something is cruel, people have the tendency to follow the crowd & participate.
Some villages have dangerous traditions
It is dangerous to blindly follow tradition.
Lotteries are always in the best interest of everyone involved
Use context clues to determine the meaning of "reluctantly"
"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."
Use context clues to determine the meaning of "scold":
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.
She talked a lot
She was old
She nagged a lot
She cared too much
Use context clues to determine the meaning of "preceded":
"There was a story that the present box had been made with some pieces of the box that had preceded it, the one that had been constructed when the first people settled down to make a village here."