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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Susan Glaspell wrote A Jury of Her Peers based on the Hossack murder which she discovered working as _____________.
(a) An actress.
(b) A journalist.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) A judge.

2. Mrs. Peters nervously says to Mrs. Hale, "it's a good thing the men couldn't hear us! Getting all stirred up over a little thing like a" what?
(a) "Sink of dishes."
(b) "Quilt."
(c) "Dirty kitchen."
(d) "Dead canary."

3. What word refers to lack of importance or consequence?
(a) Incognizance.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Insignificance.
(d) Jubilation.

4. When was A Jury of Her Peers published?
(a) 1914.
(b) 1917.
(c) 1912.
(d) 1922.

5. What does Mrs. Hale almost sit down on when she is alone with Mrs. Peters?
(a) The rocking chair.
(b) The kitchen table.
(c) The couch.
(d) The porch swing.

6. Whom did Mr. Hale call in to go upstairs with him the day before when he found Mr. Wright?
(a) Peter.
(b) Frank.
(c) Harry.
(d) Mrs. Hale.

7. Mr. Henderson states, after discovering a mess in the kitchen, "I guess before we're through with her she may have something more serious than _____ to worry about."
(a) Preserves.
(b) Housework.
(c) Dirty dishes.
(d) A filthy kitchen.

8. Whose "hands aren't always as clean as they might be," according to Mrs. Hale?
(a) Women's.
(b) Men's.
(c) Murderer's.
(d) Children's.

9. Who stands accused of murder in A Jury of Her Peers?
(a) Martha Hale.
(b) Mrs. Peters.
(c) Minnie Wright.
(d) John Wright.

10. In what narrative mode is A Jury of Her Peers written?
(a) Second person.
(b) First person.
(c) Third person.
(d) Fourth person.

11. What does Mrs. Hale discover wrapped in a piece of silk in Mrs. Wright's things?
(a) A journal.
(b) A jar of preserves.
(c) A broken plate.
(d) A dead canary.

12. Who had requested that Mrs. Hale come along to the crime scene in the beginning of the story?
(a) Mrs. Peters.
(b) Henry Peters.
(c) George Henderson.
(d) Lewis Hale.

13. What theater troupe, of which Glaspell was a member, produced a one-act play with the same plot as A Jury of Her Peers?
(a) The Punxsutawney Players.
(b) The Philadelphia Players.
(c) The Pittsburgh Players.
(d) The Provincetown Players.

14. Who asks the county attorney near the end of the story, "Did you want to see what Mrs. Peters was going to take in?"
(a) Mrs. Hale.
(b) Sheriff Peters.
(c) Mr. Hale.
(d) Minnie Foster.

15. Mrs. Hale tells Mr. Henderson that she rarely visited the Wright home because it didn't seem very ________.
(a) Clean.
(b) Expensive.
(c) Motherly.
(d) Cheerful.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting of A Jury of Her Peers?

2. When does Mrs. Hale recall having met Mrs. Peters previously in the beginning of the story?

3. When discussing the case with the sheriff, the county attorney marks that the crime was committed in what way?

4. As the men reenter to leave, Mrs. Hale takes the box and puts it where?

5. With what group had Minnie Foster sung in her youth?

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