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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. Mrs. Peters nervously says to Mrs. Hale, "It's a good thing the men couldn't hear us! Getting all stirred up over a little thing like a __________."

2. When talking with Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Hale claims, "If there had been years and years of -- nothing, then a bird to sing to you, it would be awful ____ after the bird was still."

3. Mrs. Hale tells Mr. Henderson that she rarely visited the Wright home because it didn't seem very ________.

4. What did Mrs. Hale feel she should take her hand off of once the men reentered, but found herself unable to do so?

5. What is Mrs. Hale's response when Mrs. Peters says, "Of course we don't know who killed the bird"?

Short Essay Questions

1. When does Mrs. Hale ask Mrs. Peters her opinion on the guilt of Mrs. Wright? What is her reply?

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

3. How does Mr. Henderson explain the need for a motive in the case to the sheriff?

4. How is the character of Mr. Wright revealed in Mr. Hale's story?

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Mrs. Hale "play off" the stitching of the quilt?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the details of the Hossack murder trial. Where did the trial take place and in what capacity was Susan Glaspell involved?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the relationship between the women in the narrative. How does the relationship develop? Why do the women gain sympathy for Mrs. Wright through the second half of the story?

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