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

2. In Mrs. Peters' first attempt at small talk with Mrs. Hale she says, "The country's not very _____ this time of year."

3. What is beside the wooden bucket on a low shelf in the kitchen?

4. What was Mrs. Peters' kitten killed with when she was young?

5. What does Mrs. Hale suggest when Mrs. Peters questions what happened to Mrs. Wright's bird?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the response of the men when they discover the women examining the sewing basket?

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

5. What foreshadowing is used in the opening scene of A Jury of Her Peers?

6. How does Mrs. Peters attempt to maintain objectiveness with Mrs. Hale when she concludes Minnie's innocence?

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

8. Why had Mr. Hale stopped at the Wrights' property the previous day?

9. What close call do the women face in the climax of the story regarding the evidence?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the character of Lewis Hale and discuss his relationship with the other characters in the story. How well did Mr. Hale know the Wrights'? What regard did he have for them?

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

Define and identify symbolism in A Jury of Her Peers. What about the kitchen is symbolic? What do the jars of fruit represent?

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