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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 Mrs. Hale in the middle of making when she must leave her kitchen in the beginning of the story?
(a) Eggs.
(b) Bread.
(c) Pancakes.
(d) Cookies.

2. How many times had Mrs. Hale been to the Wright home before the narrative begins?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Three.

3. What was Mrs. Wright's response when Mr. Hale asked her "Has anybody been notified?"
(a) "No."
(b) "They're on their way."
(c) "His son."
(d) "Yes."

4. Who stands accused of murder in A Jury of Her Peers?
(a) Minnie Wright.
(b) Martha Hale.
(c) John Wright.
(d) Mrs. Peters.

5. What does Mrs. Hale discover under the cloth in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?
(a) A gun.
(b) A dead mouse.
(c) Jewelry.
(d) A pretty box.

Short Answer Questions

1. The majority of the action in A Jury of Her Peers takes place in what room of the house?

2. Mrs. Hale tells Mr. Henderson that she rarely visited the Wright home because it didn't seem very ________.

3. What had Mrs. Wright requested to be brought to her at the jail in addition to clothes?

4. What is Sheriff Peters' first name?

5. Susan Glaspell wrote A Jury of Her Peers following the production of what play of the same plot and subject?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is the character of Mr. Wright revealed in Mr. Hale's story?

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

6. What is discovered by Mrs. Peters in the stitching of Mrs. Wright's quilt?

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

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

9. What memory of brutal loss does Mrs. Peters share from her childhood?

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

(see the answer keys)

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