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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Mr. Hale think he heard someone say the second time he knocked on the Wright's door the previous day?
(a) "Mr. Wright is dead."
(b) "No one's home."
(c) "Come in."
(d) "Go away."

2. What was the first novel published by Susan Glaspell?
(a) The Visioning.
(b) The Morning Is Near Us.
(c) The Glory of the Conquered.
(d) Fugitive's Return.

3. In the beginning of A Jury of Her Peers, when Martha Hale opens the storm-door and gets a cut of the north wind, she runs back for ________________.
(a) Her coat.
(b) A hat.
(c) Snow boots.
(d) A wool scarf.

4. Where do the women stand close together upon entering the Wright home?
(a) In the doorway.
(b) The living room.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) The bedroom.

5. What does Mr. Hale tell the county attorney his first thought was, upon seeing Mr. Wright?
(a) To put Mrs. Wright in handcuffs.
(b) To get the rope off him.
(c) To put a blanket over him.
(d) To call the coroner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What had Mrs. Wright requested to be brought to her at the jail in addition to clothes?

2. Mrs. Hale muses, "Not having children makes less work, but it makes" what?

3. According to the county attorney when he exits with the men to investigate, who is "one of us"?

4. What unseen character is described as having "a voice that somehow seemed to be backing up the law with every word"?

5. Mr. Henderson asks the sheriff if he's sure there's nothing in the kitchen that would point to any _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Wright property described in the narrative?

2. What memory of brutal loss does Mrs. Peters share from her childhood?

3. What leads the women to discover the pretty box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?

4. How does Mrs. Hale recall Mrs. Wright? What significance does this have in interpreting Minnie's character?

5. How is Mrs. Peters described through Mrs. Hale's thoughts in the beginning of the narrative?

6. Why does Mrs. Hale defend the suspect's dirty kitchen? What does Mr. Henderson regard this to be?

7. What passing comment of Mr. Hale's reveals information about the relationship of the Wrights'?

8. When the county attorney asks if Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Wright had been friends, how does she reply?

9. Why had Mr. Hale stopped at the Wrights' property the previous day?

10. How does Mr. Henderson explain the need for a motive in the case to the sheriff?

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