SHORT STORY REVIEW Thank You, Ma’am The Lottery Thank You, Ma’am By Langston Hughes Thank You, Ma’am Choose the letter of the correct answer a. b. c. d. a. b. c. d. What is a protagonist? Victim Theme Main character Author Who is the protagonist in Thank You, Ma’am? Langston Hughes Mrs. Jones The pocketbook Roger Thank You, Ma’am a. b. c. d. a. b. c. d. Who is the antagonist in the story? Mrs. Jones The pocket book Langston Hughes Roger Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones’ purse to buy Food A new CD A gift for his mother Blue suede shoes Thank You, Ma’am a. b. c. d. a. b. c. d. Mrs. Jones makes Roger ________________. Something to eat Go to the police Call his mother A new shirt Mrs. Jones gives Roger ___________. $2 $10 $20 $100 Thank You, Ma’am a. b. c. d. What personal things do we find out about Roger from this story? No one is home even though it’s late He has no money His face is dirty All of the above Thank You, Ma’am Answer the following questions using complete sentences. What was the external conflict in this story? What was an internal conflict in this story? When Mrs. Jones goes behind the screen to prepare supper, why does Roger sit where Mrs. Jones can easily see him? Give some examples from the story that show Mrs. Jones’ caring personality. The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Write the letter of the correct definition on the line next to the vocabulary word. ____Profusely A. without wanting to ____Boisterous B. happy; friendly ____Reprimands C. scoldings ____Jovial D. generously ____reluctantly E. noisy; wild Write the letter of the correct definition on the line next to the vocabulary word. ____Tradition A. to end ____Discarded B. threw away or cast off ____Preceded C. a custom ____Ritual D. came before ____lapse E. the way a thing is regularly done Write the letter of the correct definition on the line next to the vocabulary word ____Disengaged ____Precisely A. a performance of music or dance B. pulled away from C. correctly ____recital The Lottery Choose the letter of the correct answer a. b. c. d. a. b. c. d. Who conducts the lottery? Mr. Summers Mr. Graves Old Man Warner Bobby Martin Why is Mrs. Hutchinson late? She was doing laundry She was taking a nap She forgot it was the day of the lottery She was doing dishes The Lottery a. b. c. d. Who draws the marked piece of paper during the first lottery? Old Man Warner Nancy Hutchinson Bill Hutchinson Jack Watson a. b. c. d. How do the people “finish” the lottery? By going to eat an early supper By celebrating with a dance By stoning the “winner” to death By burying the “winner” alive The Lottery Answer the following question using complete sentences Describe the story’s setting-it’s time and place. What do the townspeople think about the lottery? How does the way Mrs. Hutchinson acts at the beginning of the story compare with the way she acts when her family is chosen? The Lottery Explain why it is ironic that Mrs. Hutchinson is the “winner” of the lottery. Give an example of foreshadowing from the story.