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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. What word means "not generous, especially with money," does Mrs. Hale use in referring to Mr. Wright?
2. The majority of the action in A Jury of Her Peers takes place in what room of the house?
3. Where does Mrs. Peters say she and her husband had homesteaded before living here?
4. What is beside the wooden bucket on a low shelf in the kitchen?
5. What is Mr. Hale's response when asked the question of Mrs. Wright, "How did she seem to feel about your coming?"
Short Essay Questions
1. Why had Mr. Hale stopped at the Wrights' property the previous day?
2. What is suspicious about the choice of weapon used in the murder? What do the women remark about it?
3. What close call do the women face in the climax of the story regarding the evidence?
4. What does Mrs. Hale discover in the box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket? What does she do with it?
5. What did Mrs. Wright do when Mr. Hale attempted to make small talk?
6. Why does Mrs. Hale defend the suspect's dirty kitchen? What does Mr. Henderson regard this to be?
7. What leads the women to discover the pretty box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?
8. What does Mrs. Hale regard of Mrs. Wright's clothing in the narrative?
9. How does Mrs. Hale feel about leaving her kitchen in the beginning of the story? Why?
10. Who did Mr. Hale call inside after Mrs. Wright told him Mr. Wright was dead? What did they find?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and discuss the character of Minnie Wright in comparison with Margaret Hossack. How, in the articles about the Hossack trial, was Margaret Hossack described?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the character of John Wright and different qualities which lead the reader to believe Mrs. Wright killed him. Is murder justified, given the circumstances? Why or why not?
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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