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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 does Mrs. Hale begin to arrange after the men exit upstairs?

2. Where does Mrs. Peters say she and her husband had homesteaded before living here?

3. In describing Mr. Wright, Mrs. Hale claims he was "like a raw wind that" what?

4. What fur item does Mrs. Peters go to hang up when she discovers Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the theme of guilt apply to Mrs. Hale in the narrative?

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

3. How is the theme of gender roles defined in the plot of the story?

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

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

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

7. How does Mrs. Hale begin to piece together the signs of anger in the Wrights' house?

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

9. How does Sheriff Peters begin the investigation after arriving at the Wright home? What does Mr. Henderson interrupt to ask?

10. How does Mrs. Hale feel when her husband begins retelling the previous day's events? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and analyze the theme of female loyalty in the narrative. What actions of the women reinforce this theme?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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