The Lottery Ticket
Which inference about Ivan Dmitritch is best supported with text?
He plays the lottery quite often and it angers his wife.
He thinks that playing the lottery is a waste of time and money.
He encourages his wife to play the lottery more frequently.
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 cannot afford to eat.
They have everything that they need.
They are struggling to survive.
They are very wealthy.
Why do you believe this? Quote the text in your answer.
Which is NOT part of Ivan's fantasy?
He hunts for mushrooms and watches people fish.
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.
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 does not care about money; he just wants to finish reading the paper.
He appreciates her more than ever because her money can solve their problems.
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 thinks that he is more attractive than his wife.
He wants to go on a vacation alone.
He dislikes his wife's family.
He worries that his wife will spend the money too quickly.
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?
Money doesn't buy happiness.
Love is stronger than greed.
If you don't play, you can't win.
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 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?
Money gives people the potential to do great and noble things.
Just the thought of money can bring out the worst in people.
It's fun and harmless to dream about winning a lot of money.
Nothing brings a couple closer together like planning a vacation.
Why do you believe this? Use the text in your response.
The Lottery Ticket