This 2.5 page worksheet asks students to explain various key elements of Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery." Questions investigating irony in the title and the setting are included, as well as those on the effect of the detached point of view, the effect of the mood/atmosphere on the narrator's reliability, and various key symbols in the story. A set of extensive teacher's notes is included. These questions are interpretative, so the teacher's notes are not considered a key per se. Students may provide alternative responses, but the teacher's notes provide a useful starting point for assessing responses or directing class discussions. This worksheet could be used as an individual assignment, a quiz, or as a cooperative assignment. However it is used initially, it can be then used as a springboard for class analysis. This worksheet can be purchased on its own here or as part of "The Lottery" Bundle on my TPT website: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/nico .