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 Mrs. Hale absentmindedly begin to do with the ill-stitched block of quilting?

2. The county attorney states near the end of the story that "a sheriff's wife is married to" what?

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

4. Where was Susan Glaspell born?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is discovered by Mrs. Peters in the stitching of Mrs. Wright's quilt?

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

7. What does Mrs. Hale do with the stitching on the quilt? What is Mrs. Peters' response?

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

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

10. What scene does Mrs. Hale imagine after finding the half-poured sugar in the kitchen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the character of Mrs. Hale and her relationship to Mrs. Wright in the narrative. How did Mrs. Hale know Mrs. Wright? Were they close? Why or why not?

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