A Jury of Her Peers Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. When discussing the case with the sheriff, the county attorney remarks that the crime was committed in what way?

2. The county attorney asserts that there is "no sign at all of anyone having ___________."

3. What does Mr. Hale tell the county attorney his first thought was, upon seeing Mr. Wright?

4. What does Mrs. Peters say Mrs. Wright was frightened of in her house the previous day?

5. When Mrs. Peters asks if Mrs. Wright had a bird, Mrs. Hale replies that there was a man in town selling _______ the year before.

Short Essay Questions

1. What leads the women to discover the pretty box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?

2. How does Mrs. Hale recall Mrs. Wright? What significance does this have in interpreting Minnie's character?

3. What does Mr. Hale describe when he knocked at the Wrights' door the previous day?

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

5. What leads Mrs. Hale to the conclusion that Mr. Wright killed the bird?

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

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

8. Who went for help after discovering Mr. Wright's body? What did Mr. Hale discuss with Mrs. Wright?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between Sheriff Peters and Mrs. Peters in comparison with the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Hale. What similarities are there? What differences?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the character of Lewis Hale and discuss his relationship with the other characters in the story. How well did Mr. Hale know the Wrights'? What regard did he have for them?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the author's childhood and family, education, career and published works, common themes, and stylistic elements in writing. At what point in Glaspell's career was A Jury of Her Peers published?

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