Conformity Unit: The Lottery

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Conformity Unit: The Lottery

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would you define conformity AND how can we see conformity at work in "The Lottery?" Answer in complete sentences WITH SPECIFIC EVIDENCE from the text. 
  • 2. 
    What is a possible theme for "The Lottery?" Support your answer. 
  • 3. 
    What does the village look like on the morning of the lottery?
    • A. 

      It is very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings.

    • B. 

      It is dusty and dry with the paint peeling off the houses.

    • C. 

      It is in the sun with neat houses, green lawns, and flowers everywhere.

    • D. 

      It is gloomy and cold looking with gray houses.

  • 4. 
    While they wait for the lottery to begin, the townspeople...
    • A. 

      Quietly talk and joke

    • B. 

      Cry and pray

    • C. 

      Stay silent

    • D. 

      Bet on who will be selected

  • 5. 
    ______________ is the winner of the lottery.
  • 6. 
    The biggest supporter of the lottery is ___________.
  • 7. 
    Who wrote "The Lottery?"
    • A. 

      Katherine Mansfield

    • B. 

      Alice Walker

    • C. 

      Shirley Jackson

    • D. 

      William Faulkner

  • 8. 
    When was the story published?
    • A. 

      1935

    • B. 

      1912

    • C. 

      1948

    • D. 

      1887

  • 9. 
    In, "The Lottery," who takes part in the ritual?
    • A. 

      Just the young people.

    • B. 

      Just the men.

    • C. 

      Just the women.

    • D. 

      Everyone in the community.

  • 10. 
    The following line comes from "The Lottery:" ...the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The BEST definition of the word profusely is... 
    • A. 

      Brightly

    • B. 

      Strangely

    • C. 

      Briefly

    • D. 

      Abundantly

  • 11. 
    In the beginning of, "The Lottery," the boys are...
    • A. 

      Teasing the girls.

    • B. 

      Gathering stones.

    • C. 

      Bringing out the tools of the lottery.

    • D. 

      Hiding out.

  • 12. 
    When Old Man Warner hears people saying that other towns have given up on the lottery, he...
    • A. 

      Feels hopeful that this town will also give it up.

    • B. 

      Gets angry that people don't respect tradition.

    • C. 

      Gets so upset that he walks out of the town.

    • D. 

      Is surprised because he had no idea he what the lottery was.

  • 13. 
    The "winner" of the lottery's last words are...
    • A. 

      "I'll get you for this!"

    • B. 

      "I knew it! I knew it!"

    • C. 

      "It isn't fair! It isn't right!"

    • D. 

      "Come at me, bro!"

  • 14. 
    By tradition, those who draw the slips of paper in the first round are...
    • A. 

      The youngest children in the house.

    • B. 

      The oldest people in the town.

    • C. 

      The male heads of households.

    • D. 

      Boys who have just turned 12.

  • 15. 
    Mrs. Hutchinson's late arrival proves to be an example of...
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Suspense

    • C. 

      Euphemism

    • D. 

      Foreshadowing

  • 16. 
    The black spot on the slips of paper, the black box from which the slips are drawn, the fact that "Mr. Graves" is an official of the village are repeated images and symbols that may be creating a sense that death is an important feature of the story. What literary device is at work here?
    • A. 

      Motif

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Foreshadowing

    • D. 

      Suspense

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