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. Where had the sheriff sent someone "for that man who went crazy" yesterday in the story?

2. Why is Mr. Henderson unable to dry his hands after washing them in the sink?

3. Who does Mrs. Hale say "have their hands full" to Mr. Henderson?

4. When discussing the case with the sheriff, the county attorney says, "But you know juries when it comes to" what?

5. In Mrs. Peters' first attempt at small talk with Mrs. Hale she says, "The country's not very _____ this time of year."

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What indication does Mrs. Wright give in front of Mr. Henderson that Mr. Wright was unpleasant?

7. What does Mrs. Wright consider about the rocking chair in the Wrights' home? How is it described?

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

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

10. What thoughts does Mrs. Hale have of the Wright residence when the carriage arrives?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting of the story and discuss how this setting evokes mood. How is the Wright home described? What visceral sense do you get from the descriptions of the house? 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

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?

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