"The Landlady" And "The Lottery" Quiz

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The Landlady Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do you think the purpose of the lottery is in the village?  Why do you think people continue to participate in it? Respond with 1/2 page on notebook paper
  • 2. 
    USE "THE LANDLADY" TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONSWhen Billy arrives in Bath, he-
    • A. 

      Does not have a job

    • B. 

      Does not have a place to stay

    • C. 

      Has plenty of money

    • D. 

      Looks for entertainment

  • 3. 
    What seems inviting to Billy when he look through the window of the old house?
    • A. 

      He sees a dachshund lying in front of the fireplace

    • B. 

      He imagines they serve watery cabbage

    • C. 

      He sees the landlady drinking a cup of tea

    • D. 

      He doesn't see a greedy landlady

  • 4. 
    What prevents Billy from going on to the Bell and Dragon pub?
    • A. 

      He is transfixed by the sign that says "Bed and Breakfast"

    • B. 

      The landlady opens the door and invites him in

    • C. 

      A passerby tells him the Bell and Dragon isn't very nice

    • D. 

      He is too tired to keep walking

  • 5. 
    The landlady explains that there are no other guests because-
    • A. 

      There is only one room available

    • B. 

      Of the war

    • C. 

      She is very particular and choosy

    • D. 

      She can't stand too much commotion

  • 6. 
    At first Billy thinks the landlady is-
    • A. 

      Very suspicious

    • B. 

      Slightly dotty and off her rocker

    • C. 

      Lots of fun

    • D. 

      Old and feeble

  • 7. 
    What puzzles Billy about the landlady's guest list?
    • A. 

      He knows each of the previous guests

    • B. 

      All the the names on the guest list are men

    • C. 

      He is sure he has read the names in the newspaper

    • D. 

      He thinks that the guests were famous politicians

  • 8. 
    How does the landlady distract Billy when he has almost figured out who Christopher Mulholland is
    • A. 

      By asking Billy about his job

    • B. 

      By pointing out her stuffed animals

    • C. 

      By flirting with Billy

    • D. 

      By serving him tea with milk and sugar

  • 9. 
    What do you think makes Billy's tea taste strange?  
    • A. 

      Bitter almonds

    • B. 

      Pickled walnuts

    • C. 

      Poison

    • D. 

      New leather

  • 10. 
    Which phrase best describes foreshadowing?
    • A. 

      The suspense in a story

    • B. 

      Giving away a story's ending

    • C. 

      Clues that hint at what happened before the story began

    • D. 

      Clues that hint at what will happen later in the story

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of foreshadowing?
    • A. 

      "The air was deadly cold and the wind was like a flat blade of ice..."

    • B. 

      "There were no shops on this wide street that he was walking along"

    • C. 

      "Each word [on the sign] was like a large black eye staring at him through the glass"

    • D. 

      "There wasn't a blemish on [Mulholland's] body...His skin was like a baby's

  • 12. 
    USE "THE LOTTERY" TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONSThe morning of the lottery was-
    • A. 

      Gray and foggy

    • B. 

      Very hot and humid

    • C. 

      Warm and sunny

  • 13. 
    Having completed their collecting, some of the boys are guarding their pile of--
    • A. 

      Newspapers

    • B. 

      Stones

    • C. 

      Books

  • 14. 
    The lottery is conducted by--
    • A. 

      Mr. Summers

    • B. 

      Mrs. Graves

    • C. 

      Mr. Hutchinson

  • 15. 
    When Old Man Warner hears that some places have dropped the lottery, he--
    • A. 

      Feels a flicker of hope but remains silent

    • B. 

      Expresses strong disapproval

    • C. 

      Is so stunned that he leaves the village

  • 16. 
    The winner of the lottery is--
    • A. 

      Old Man Warner

    • B. 

      Janey Dunbar

    • C. 

      Tessie Hutchinson

  • 17. 
    The winner of the lottery--
    • A. 

      Gets a sum of money

    • B. 

      Is killed

    • C. 

      Is awarded a new house

  • 18. 
    The winner's last words are--
    • A. 

      "I will get my revenge"

    • B. 

      "I always knew it would be me"

    • C. 

      "It isn't fair, it isn't right"

  • 19. 
    In "The Lottery" the tone would be gloomy and dark.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    "The morning of June 27th" describes the setting of the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    By tradition, those who draw the slips of paper during the first round are--
    • A. 

      The oldest member of the community

    • B. 

      The male heads of households

    • C. 

      The boys who have just turned sixteen

    • D. 

      The breadwinner of each family

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