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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. Mrs. Hale states to Mrs. Peters, "The law is the law -- and a bad" what?
(a) "Woman is a bad woman."
(b) "Man is a bad man."
(c) "Stove is a bad stove."
(d) "Law is a bad law."

2. Mrs. Peters becomes frozen near the end of the story because she is unable to touch ___________.
(a) The bird.
(b) The dirty dishes.
(c) John Wright.
(d) The quilt.

3. What is the pattern of the quilt the women discover in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?
(a) Log cabin.
(b) Christmas.
(c) Serene lake.
(d) Easter.

4. Mr. Henderson asks the sheriff if he's sure there's nothing in the kitchen that would point to any _______.
(a) Conspiracy.
(b) Break-in.
(c) Maliciousness.
(d) Motive.

5. What word means "not generous, especially with money," does Mrs. Hale use in referring to Mr. Wright?
(a) Close.
(b) Cheap.
(c) Thrifty.
(d) Frugal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mrs. Peters' kitten killed with when she was young?

2. When Mr. Hale was asked how Mrs. Wright looked when he had entered the previous day, he first responds that she looked __________.

3. What was Mrs. Wright's response when Mr. Hale asked her "Has anybody been notified?"

4. When Mrs. Peters asks if Mrs. Wright had a bird, Mrs. Hale replies that there was a man in town selling _______ the year before.

5. Where was Mrs. Wright when Mr. Hale had entered the Wright house the previous day?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Mrs. Hale ask Mrs. Peters her opinion on the guilt of Mrs. Wright? What is her reply?

2. How does Mrs. Hale feel about leaving her kitchen in the beginning of the story? Why?

3. What happens after Mr. Hale finishes his story of the previous day's events?

4. How is Sheriff Peters described in the beginning of the narrative?

5. What thoughts does Mrs. Hale have of the Wright residence when the carriage arrives?

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

7. Who did Mr. Hale call inside after Mrs. Wright told him Mr. Wright was dead? What did they find?

8. When Mr. Hale questioned Mrs. Wright about her husband's murder, what did she inform him?

9. How does the theme of guilt apply to Mrs. Hale in the narrative?

10. What does Mrs. Hale hope her husband will do in retelling the previous day's events? Why?

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