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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. Mrs. Hale describes Minnie Foster as having been _________ 20 years ago.
2. What had Mrs. Wright requested to be brought to her at the jail in addition to clothes?
3. When Mr. Hale was asked how Mrs. Wright looked when he had entered the previous day, he first responds that she looked __________.
4. What does Mr. Hale go to look after while the sheriff and county attorney are finishing investigating?
5. In the beginning of A Jury of Her Peers, when Martha Hale opens the storm-door and gets a cut of the north wind, she runs back for ________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Mrs. Wright do when Mr. Hale attempted to make small talk?
2. How is Sheriff Peters described in the beginning of the narrative?
3. What does Mrs. Peters say in response to Mrs. Hale berating herself for not visiting Minnie?
4. How does the theme of guilt apply to Mrs. Hale in the narrative?
5. Why had Mr. Hale stopped at the Wrights' property the previous day?
6. How does Mr. Henderson explain the need for a motive in the case to the sheriff?
7. When the county attorney asks if Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Wright had been friends, how does she reply?
8. What does Mrs. Hale do with the stitching on the quilt? What is Mrs. Peters' response?
9. What indication does Mrs. Wright give in front of Mr. Henderson that Mr. Wright was unpleasant?
10. What is discovered about the birdcage which is uncanny by the two women?
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
Discuss the foreshadowing from the opening scene in the narrative. What clue does the reader gain as to future events in the story? How is the foreshadowing highlighted by the author?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the author's childhood and family, education, career and published works, common themes and stylistic elements in writing. When in Glaspell's career was A Jury of Her Peers published?
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