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. What is the name of the deputy sheriff?

2. Where was Mrs. Wright when Mr. Hale had entered the Wright house the previous day?

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

4. In what narrative mode is A Jury of Her Peers written?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Mr. Henderson discover broken in the cupboard?

4. What happens after Mr. Hale finishes his story of the previous day's events?

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

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

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

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

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

10. How is the theme of female loyalty illustrated in the story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the symbolism of the bird cage, the pretty box and the dead canary in the story. What is represented by each?

Essay Topic 2

Define and identify the narrative mode and tense of the narrative. What distinction is made between "omniscient" and "limited" narrative modes?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the objectives of each character and the actions taken to achieve those objectives. What does Mr. Henderson want to find in the home? Why does he abandon the kitchen?

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