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. Whose "hands aren't always as clean as they might be," according to Mrs. Hale?

2. Who discovers uneven stitching in one of the quilt blocks?

3. What word means "not generous, especially with money," does Mrs. Hale use in referring to Mr. Wright?

4. Mrs. Hale is startled by hearing Mrs. Peters say: "A person gets discouraged -- and loses" what?

5. Mrs. Hale describes Minnie Foster as having been _________ 20 years ago.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Hale defend the suspect's dirty kitchen? What does Mr. Henderson regard this to be?

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

3. When Mr. Hale questioned Mrs. Wright about her husband's murder, what did she inform him?

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

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

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

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

8. What does Mrs. Hale discover in the box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket? What does she do with it?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and analyze the theme of guilt in the narrative. What character is racked with guilt and why?

Essay Topic 2

Define and identify the imagery used in A Jury of Her Peers. How does the use of simile give the reader a better understanding of Mr. and Mrs. Wright?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the foreshadowing from the opening scene in the narrative. What clue does the reader gain as to future events in the story? How is the foreshadowing highlighted by the author?

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