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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 say Mrs. Wright was frightened of in her house the previous day?

2. What is Sheriff Peters' first name?

3. Who stands accused of murder in A Jury of Her Peers?

4. What kind of weapon was in the Wrights' house but wasn't used on Mr. Wright?

5. What is the pattern of the quilt the women discover in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comment is made regarding the kitchen before the men depart upstairs? Why is this significant?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. When Mr. Hale questioned Mrs. Wright about her husband's murder, what did she inform him?

9. Who did Mr. Hale call inside after Mrs. Wright told him Mr. Wright was dead? What did they find?

10. How do the men respond to Mrs. Wright's worry about her preserves?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and identify the narrative mode and tense of the narrative. What distinction is made between "omniscient" and "limited" narrative modes?

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

Analyze and discuss the symbolism of the bird cage, the pretty box and the dead canary in the story. What is represented by each?

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