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

2. For what does Mrs. Hale repeatedly blame herself in the story?
(a) Spreading rumors about Mr. Wright.
(b) Not visiting Mrs. Wright.
(c) Spreading rumors about Mrs. Wright.
(d) Not adopting the bird.

3. Whom does Mrs. Hale suspect is partially to blame for the mess in the house, when she's alone with Mrs. Peters?
(a) Sheriff Peters.
(b) The deputy sheriff.
(c) George Henderson.
(d) John Wright.

4. Who has been murdered in A Jury of Her Peers?
(a) John Wright.
(b) Minnie Foster.
(c) Henry Peters.
(d) Martha Hale.

5. Where was Mrs. Wright when Mr. Hale had entered the Wright house the previous day?
(a) In the kitchen.
(b) At the kitchen table.
(c) In the rocking chair.
(d) Sleeping in bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who states in the short story, "women are used to worrying over trifles"?

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

3. According to Mr. Hale's story, Mrs. Wright was doing what to her apron when he visited?

4. Who had the sheriff sent to make a fire at the Wright house that morning in the story?

5. Who announces, "I'm going to stay here awhile by myself" near the end of the story?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Mrs. Hale begin to piece together the signs of anger in the Wrights' house?

3. What does Mr. Hale respond when questioned about how Mrs. Wright appeared when he'd arrived the previous day?

4. What scene does Mrs. Hale imagine after finding the half-poured sugar in the kitchen?

5. What does Mrs. Hale begin doing once the men exit to investigate upstairs? What does she discover in the kitchen?

6. What did Mrs. Wright do when Mr. Hale attempted to make small talk?

7. What comment is made regarding the kitchen before the men depart upstairs? Why is this significant?

8. What is the response of the men when they discover the women examining the sewing basket?

9. What indication does Mrs. Wright give in front of Mr. Henderson that Mr. Wright was unpleasant?

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

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