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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What word refers to lack of importance or consequence?

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

4. Mrs. Peters becomes frozen near the end of the story because she is unable to touch what?

5. Who is to bring Mrs. Wright some things at the jail?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mrs. Peters describe her understanding of stillness in the narrative?

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

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

4. What causes Mr. Hale to backtrack in his description of Mrs. Wright's demeanor in his interview with the county attorney?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the character of Mrs. Peters and her relationship to the other characters in the narrative. What characteristics is Mrs. Peters described as having? What is Mrs. Peters' objective in the story?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the character of Mrs. Hale and her relationship to Mrs. Wright in the narrative. How did Mrs. Hale know Mrs. Wright? Were they close? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Define and identify symbolism in A Jury of Her Peers. What about the kitchen is symbolic? What do the jars of fruit represent?

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