The Lottery Ticket
Which inference about Ivan Dmitritch is best supported with text?
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 encourages his wife to play the lottery more frequently.
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 very wealthy.
They are struggling to survive.
They have everything that they need.
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 reads magazines and falls asleep on the couch.
His children play in the garden and dig in the sand.
He dances with his wife under the moonlight.
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 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 becomes resentful of her and finds her unattractive.
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 worries that his wife will spend the money too quickly.
He thinks that he is more attractive than his wife.
He dislikes his wife's family.
He wants to go on a vacation alone.
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?
Love is stronger than greed.
If you don't play, you can't win.
Money doesn't buy happiness.
Always ask for more than you need.
You need money to make money.
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 thinks bad things about her husband.
She knows her husband very well.
How do you know that this statement is false? Cite the text in your answer.
Which conclusion is best supported by the text?
Money gives people the potential to do great and noble things.
Just the thought of money can bring out the worst in people.
Nothing brings a couple closer together like planning a vacation.
It's fun and harmless to dream about winning a lot of money.
Why do you believe this? Use the text in your response.
The Lottery Ticket