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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 Mrs. Hale feel she should take her hand off of once the men reentered, but found herself unable to do so?
(a) The quilt.
(b) The table.
(c) The sugar bowl.
(d) The sewing basket.

2. When does Mrs. Hale recall having met Mrs. Peters previously in the beginning of the story?
(a) 1 year ago.
(b) 20 years ago.
(c) 2 months ago.
(d) 6 months ago.

3. What is the title of the original newspaper article upon which A Jury of Her Peers is based?
(a) "Rural Homicide."
(b) "The Hossack Murder."
(c) "Mrs. Wright Kills Husband."
(d) "Death on the Farm."

4. When discussing the case with the sheriff, the county attorney says, "But you know juries when it comes to _______________."
(a) Women.
(b) Country folk.
(c) Couples.
(d) Murderers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the men first gather upon entering the Wright house at the beginning of the story?

2. Who stands accused of murder in A Jury of Her Peers?

3. In the actual murder case upon which A Jury of Her Peers is based, John Hossack was killed with what weapon?

4. What time was it when Mr. Hale had stopped by the Wright home the previous day?

5. The only unbroken jar of fruit in the cupboard is filled with ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Mr. Hale respond when questioned about how Mrs. Wright appeared when he had arrived on the previous day?

5. How is the theme of female loyalty illustrated in the story?

6. What did Mrs. Wright reply when Mr. Hale asked to see Mr. Wright?

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

8. What does Mrs. Hale do with the stitching on the quilt? What is Mrs. Peters' response?

9. How is the theme of gender roles defined in the plot of the story?

10. What is the irony of the plot of A Jury of Her Peers?

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