Here are just a few links to online versions of the story if you haven't found one yet. Plus, you could always go to the library :)
Please answer these questions on a paper and turn it in on Monday, September 7th.
1. When does the lottery take place?
2. Describe the setting.
3. How does the author, Shirley Jackson, foreshadow what is to come?
4. What can you say about the people of the town?
5. What paraphernalia is used to conduct the lottery and what attempts are made to keep the traditional ceremony?
6. What role does Old Man Warner play?
7. The lottery is carried on by Mr. Summers, who owns the coal company, and Mr. Graves, the postmaster. What do the names and the objects hint at?
8. Usually a lottery is something good. When do you begin to suspect that, in this case, no one wants to “win” the lottery?
9. How does the author build tension?
10. What is the “procedure” of the lottery?
11. What is the reaction of Old Man Warner to the fact that in the north village “they’re talking of giving up the lottery”?
12. What does the saying “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” hint at?
13. Choose and answer only one of the questions below:
What does the story imply about traditions and ceremonies? Support your opinion from the story.
What does the story imply about religion? Support your opinion from the story.
What does the story imply about family loyalties? Support your opinion from the story.
What does the story imply about human nature? Support your opinion from the story.
(Questions From: http://www.etni.org.il/literature/lottery/#Questions)
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