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 does the county attorney say is "the thing we need" before exiting with the men to investigate?

2. What is the name of the county attorney?

3. Mrs. Hale muses, "Not having children makes less work, but it makes" what?

4. What does Mrs. Hale almost sit down on when she is alone with Mrs. Peters?

5. Who asks the county attorney near the end of the story, "Did you want to see what Mrs. Peters was going to take in?"

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What prevents Mrs. Hale from entering the Wright house upon their arrival?

3. What in the beginning of the story indicates the time period of the narrative?

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

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

6. What did Mrs. Wright reply when Mr. Hale asked to see Mr. Wright?

7. What causes Mr. Hale to backtrack in his description of Mrs. Wright's demeanor in his interview with the county attorney?

8. What does Mrs. Hale remark to Mrs. Peters about the lack of children in the home and Mr. Wright's personality when the women are alone?

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

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

Essay Topics

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 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?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the use of exposition in A Jury of Her Peers. In a linear plot, where does the exposition generally fall in a story? How does this traditional plot structure apply to A Jury of Her Peers?

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