The Lottery Ticket
Anton P. Chekhov
Which inference about Ivan Dmitritch is best supported with text?
He encourages his wife to play the lottery more frequently.
He doesn't play the lottery because it is against his religion.
He thinks that playing the lottery is a waste of time and money.
He plays the lottery quite often and it angers his wife.
How do you know this? Cite evidence from the text to support your response.
Which best describes Ivan and Masha Dmitritch's financial position at the start of the text?
They are struggling to survive.
They have everything that they need.
They cannot afford to eat.
They are very wealthy.
Why do you believe this? Quote the text in your answer.
Which is NOT part of Ivan's fantasy?
He reads magazines and falls asleep on the couch.
He hunts for mushrooms and watches people fish.
He dances with his wife under the moonlight.
His children play in the garden and dig in the sand.
Which figurative language technique is used in the following sentence?
"The bare trees weep, the wind is damp and cold."
How do you figure? Explain your answer in complete sentences.
Which best expresses how the lottery ticket affects Ivan's opinion of his wife?
He becomes resentful of her and finds her unattractive.
He appreciates her more than ever because her money can solve their problems.
He suddenly acts very nice to his wife because he thinks that she will have money.
He does not care about money; he just wants to finish reading the paper.
How do you know this? Cite the text in your response.
Which of these statements about Ivan Dmitritch is FALSE?
He wants to go on a vacation alone.
He thinks that he is more attractive than his wife.
He worries that his wife will spend the money too quickly.
He dislikes his wife's family.
How do you know that this statement is false? Support your argument with evidence from the text.
From which perspective is this story narrated?
Why did the author choose this mode of narration? How might the story be different if another mode of narration were chosen?
Which statement best expresses a theme in this text?
If you don't play, you can't win.
You need money to make money.
Money doesn't buy happiness.
Always ask for more than you need.
Love is stronger than greed.
Why do you believe this? Use the text to support your answer.
Which of these statements about Masha Dmitritch is FALSE?
She would enjoy sharing her winnings with her husband.
She is in a worse position for having played the lottery.
She knows her husband very well.
She thinks bad things about her husband.
How do you know that this statement is false? Cite the text in your answer.
Which conclusion is best supported by the text?
It's fun and harmless to dream about winning a lot of money.
Nothing brings a couple closer together like planning a vacation.
Just the thought of money can bring out the worst in people.
Money gives people the potential to do great and noble things.
Why do you believe this? Use the text in your response.
The Lottery Ticket
By Anton P. Chekhov