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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. Peters say Mrs. Wright had been worried about the night before when the weather turned?
(a) Her bird.
(b) Her fruit.
(c) Her cat.
(d) Her husband.

2. Susan Glaspell wrote A Jury of Her Peers following the production of what play of the same plot and subject?
(a) Trifles.
(b) The Quiet Farmhouse.
(c) Vanishing Evidence.
(d) Little Things.

3. Mrs. Wright's shawl always hangs on what?
(a) The closet door.
(b) The cupboard door.
(c) The coat rack.
(d) The stair door.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Mrs. Peters say she and her husband had homesteaded before living here?

2. How old was Mrs. Peters' first child when he died?

3. Where do the men go to investigate after returning from upstairs?

4. Sheriff Peters is described as being particularly genial with____________.

5. Who had the sheriff sent off "for that man who went crazy" yesterday in the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What leads Mr. Henderson to the conclusion that Mrs. Wright is a bad housekeeper?

2. When Mrs. Hale begins to piece together the story of Minnie Wright, how does she berate her own actions?

3. How did Mrs. Wright inform Mr. Hale of her husband's location and means of death?

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

5. What in the beginning of the story indicates the time period of the narrative?

6. How is the Wright property described in the narrative?

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

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

9. What is discovered about the birdcage which is uncanny by the two women?

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

(see the answer keys)

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