The Lottery Ticket
Which inference about Ivan Dmitritch is best supported with text?
He thinks that playing the lottery is a waste of time and money.
He encourages his wife to play the lottery more frequently.
He plays the lottery quite often and it angers his wife.
He doesn't play the lottery because it is against his religion.
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 have everything that they need.
They are very wealthy.
They are struggling to survive.
They cannot afford to eat.
Why do you believe this? Quote the text in your answer.
Which is NOT part of Ivan's fantasy?
He dances with his wife under the moonlight.
His children play in the garden and dig in the sand.
He reads magazines and falls asleep on the couch.
He hunts for mushrooms and watches people fish.
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 suddenly acts very nice to his wife because he thinks that she will have money.
He appreciates her more than ever because her money can solve their problems.
He does not care about money; he just wants to finish reading the paper.
He becomes resentful of her and finds her unattractive.
How do you know this? Cite the text in your response.
Which of these statements about Ivan Dmitritch is FALSE?
He dislikes his wife's family.
He wants to go on a vacation alone.
He worries that his wife will spend the money too quickly.
He thinks that he is more attractive than his wife.
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.
Always ask for more than you need.
You need money to make money.
Love is stronger than greed.
Money doesn't buy happiness.
Why do you believe this? Use the text to support your answer.
Which of these statements about Masha Dmitritch is FALSE?
She knows her husband very well.
She thinks bad things about her husband.
She is in a worse position for having played the lottery.
She would enjoy sharing her winnings with 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.
Just the thought of money can bring out the worst in people.
Nothing brings a couple closer together like planning a vacation.
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