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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. In telling his story to the sheriff and county attorney, Mr. Hale remarks that he "didn't know as what his wife wanted" _____________.
(a) "Made much difference to John."
(b) "As she was very quiet."
(c) "Intrigued John."
(d) "Though John wanted to."

2. Who was the previous sheriff in the county before Sheriff Peters?
(a) Sheriff Roberts.
(b) Sheriff Gorman.
(c) Sheriff Rogers.
(d) Sheriff Jackson.

3. To whose house did Harry go to use the telephone the previous day?
(a) The Rivers'.
(b) The Stevens'.
(c) The Abbots'.
(d) The Johnsons'.

4. What does Mrs. Hale notice about the kitchen table when she is alone with Mrs. Peters?
(a) It has a lot of scratches.
(b) It is wobbly.
(c) It's covered in dust.
(d) It's half wiped clean.

5. What is half-sifted when Mrs. Hale departs her kitchen in the beginning of the story?
(a) Cocoa.
(b) Salt.
(c) Sugar.
(d) Flour.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what road did Harry go to use the telephone the previous day?

2. What is beside the wooden bucket on a low shelf in the kitchen?

3. What does Mrs. Peters reply when Mrs. Hale asks her, "Do you think she -- did it?"

4. Why is Mr. Henderson unable to dry his hands after washing them in the sink?

5. What fur item does Mrs. Peters go to hang up when she discovers Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What prevents Mrs. Hale from entering the Wright house upon their arrival?

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

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

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

7. What foreshadowing is used in the opening scene of A Jury of Her Peers?

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

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

10. How does Mrs. Peters attempt to maintain objectiveness with Mrs. Hale when she concludes Minnie's innocence?

(see the answer keys)

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