The Lottery Shirley Jackson Quiz Questions With Answers

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Do you love to read? You must have read the popular book, The Lottery, written by Shirley Jackson. You can take up this quiz on the lottery Shirley Jackson. This quiz is all about the book and will help you recall whatever you have read. All you need is to answer the questions correctly for the perfect score. You might get to learn some new things also, which you missed while reading the book. All the best! Give the answers correctly, and if you like the quiz questions and answers, share them with friends.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Describe how the village looks on the day of the lottery.
    • A. 

      Very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings

    • B. 

      Neat houses, green lawns, and flowers everywhere

    • C. 

      Gloomy and cold with gray houses

    • D. 

      Dusty, dry with paint peeling off the houses

  • 2. 
    How many people live in the village?
    • A. 

      About 300

    • B. 

      Less than 100

    • C. 

      3,446

    • D. 

      Just under a thousand

  • 3. 
    What are people gathering in the town square?
    • A. 

      There is a band concert in the morning.

    • B. 

      They are voting on whether to discontinue the lottery.

    • C. 

      The mayor is making a speech.

    • D. 

      It is the annual lottery day.

  • 4. 
    What is the traditional job of the village boys on Lottery Day?
    • A. 

      They play an exhibition football game before the lottery.

    • B. 

      They collect stones and bring them to the town square.

    • C. 

      They form an honor guard for the lottery box.

    • D. 

      They keep the younger children off of the grass.

  • 5. 
    Which stones are the most prized for use in the lottery?
    • A. 

      Shiny, decorative ones

    • B. 

      Hard, jagged ones

    • C. 

      Smooth, round ones

    • D. 

      Heavy, flat ones

  • 6. 
    What is the date of the lottery?
    • A. 

      July 4th

    • B. 

      February 2nd

    • C. 

      June 27th

    • D. 

      April 1st

  • 7. 
    In a large village, how long might the lottery last?
    • A. 

      All-day because they have more activities in the square.

    • B. 

      An hour because the slips were mailed to people.

    • C. 

      Not long because of better equipment.

    • D. 

      As much as seven days.

  • 8. 
    What are the men doing before it is time for the lottery to begin?
    • A. 

      Standing together and talking politics.

    • B. 

      Standing together and talking about women.

    • C. 

      Standing in a group but not talking.

    • D. 

      Standing in a group talking about tractors and rain.

  • 9. 
    What are the women doing before the lottery?
    • A. 

      Standing together and gossiping.

    • B. 

      Putting up the bunting.

    • C. 

      Avoiding each other's eyes.

    • D. 

      Running around looking for their children.

  • 10. 
    How do they assemble when it is time to begin the ceremony?
    • A. 

      In double file lines.

    • B. 

      Making a huge circle in the town square.

    • C. 

      Crowding forward to try to be first to draw,.

    • D. 

      Coming together in family groups.

  • 11. 
    What is being used for the first time this year?
    • A. 

      Slips of paper instead of wood chips

    • B. 

      A new black box

    • C. 

      Black and white ping pong balls

    • D. 

      A bigger stool

  • 12. 
    What serious formality occurs before the lottery begins?
    • A. 

      The singing of the village anthem

    • B. 

      The swearing-in of the officials

    • C. 

      The pledge of allegiance

    • D. 

      The blessing of the box

  • 13. 
    What is Mr. Zanini's distinction at the lottery?
    • A. 

      He is the last one to draw a slip from the black box.

    • B. 

      He is the first one to draw in the lottery.

    • C. 

      He is the oldest man at the lottery.

    • D. 

      He is the only single man there.

  • 14. 
    What sound is heard as the papers are opened?
    • A. 

      Nothing. It is very quiet.

    • B. 

      The school marching band.

    • C. 

      Lil Wayne

    • D. 

      The women speaking all at once.

  • 15. 
    What is the procedure after Bill reveals that his family is the one?
    • A. 

      Slips will be put in the box for every member of the Hutchinson family.

    • B. 

      The youngest Hutchinson will claim the prize.

    • C. 

      The village people will vote for their favorite Hutchinson family member.

    • D. 

      The Hutchinson family will draw straws to see who takes the prize.

  • 16. 
    Who needs help from Mr. Graves to open his slip?
    • A. 

      Tessie

    • B. 

      All of the children

    • C. 

      Little Dave Hutchinson

    • D. 

      The youngest daughter

  • 17. 
    Who will participate in the ritual?
    • A. 

      All of Tessie's friends, neighbors, and family members.

    • B. 

      The women-only because Tessie is a woman.

    • C. 

      The children only because it is their holiday.

    • D. 

      Only the men of the village.

  • 18. 
    What type of story is The Lottery?
    • A. 

      A comedy

    • B. 

      A satire

    • C. 

      A history

    • D. 

      A drama

  • 19. 
    What is Jackson's main theme in this short story?
    • A. 

      The foolishness of blindly following tradition

    • B. 

      The value of human life

    • C. 

      The need for tradition in small towns

    • D. 

      The need for change in a community

  • 20. 
    What is the tone as the story begins?
    • A. 

      Dry like a newspaper article

    • B. 

      An average day with the overcast sky

    • C. 

      Dreary and ominous

    • D. 

      Cheerful, bright, and colorful

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