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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 does Mrs. Hale absentmindedly begin to do with the ill-stitched block of quilting?
(a) Throw it in the fireplace.
(b) Cut it with scissors.
(c) Fold it and put it away.
(d) Take out the stitches.

2. What is Mrs. Hale's first name?
(a) Minnie.
(b) Connie.
(c) Martha.
(d) Cassandra.

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

4. What does the county attorney say is "the thing we need" before exiting with the men to investigate?
(a) A time of death.
(b) A suspect.
(c) A weapon.
(d) A motive.

5. The only unbroken jar of fruit in the cupboard is filled with ___________.
(a) Apples.
(b) Blackberries.
(c) Pears.
(d) Cherries.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times had Mrs. Hale been to the Wright home before the narrative begins?

2. 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."

3. What novelist and playwright did Susan Glaspell marry?

4. What is Mrs. Hale's last line in the story?

5. The county attorney asserts that there is "no sign at all of anyone having ___________."

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mrs. Hale "play off" the stitching of the quilt?

2. How do the men respond to Mrs. Wright's worry about her preserves?

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

4. What does Mrs. Peters say in response to Mrs. Hale berating herself for not visiting Minnie?

5. What does Mr. Hale describe when he knocked at the Wrights' door the previous day?

6. What does Mrs. Hale regard of Mrs. Wright's clothing in the narrative?

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

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

9. What is suspicious about the choice of weapon used in the murder? What do the women remark about it?

10. How does Mrs. Peters describe her understanding of stillness in the narrative?

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