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. Peters attempt to put in her handbag before they leave the house?

2. In her despair, Mrs. Hail says, "I tell you, it's queer, Mrs. Peters. We live close together, and we" what?

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

4. In telling his story to the sheriff and county attorney, Mr. Hale remarks that he "didn't know as what his wife wanted" _____________.

5. What was Mrs. Wright's response when Mr. Hale asked her "Then why can't I see him?" after he was informed Mr. Wright was home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Mrs. Peters described through Mrs. Hale's thoughts in the beginning of the narrative?

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

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

5. What does Mr. Hale respond when questioned about how Mrs. Wright appeared when he'd arrived the previous day?

6. How is the Wright property described in the narrative?

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

8. What does Mrs. Hale regard of Mrs. Wright's clothing in the narrative?

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

10. What indication does Mrs. Wright give in front of Mr. Henderson that Mr. Wright was unpleasant?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and identify the imagery used in A Jury of Her Peers. How does the use of simile give the reader a better understanding of Mr. and Mrs. Wright?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the character of Mr. Henderson and his role in the narrative. What threat does Mr. Henderson pose to Minnie Wright? What is Mr. Henderson's intention in his investigation?

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