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. Who has been murdered in A Jury of Her Peers?

2. What does Mrs. Hale suggest Mrs. Peters take with her to Mrs. Wright at the jail, to "take up her mind"?

3. What color roll of cloth does Mrs. Hale remove from Mrs. Wright's basket?

4. Who is to bring Mrs. Wright some things at the jail?

5. Who announces, "I'm going to stay here awhile by myself" near the end of the story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Hale hope her husband will do in retelling the previous day's events? Why?

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

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

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

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

6. What did Mrs. Wright do when Mr. Hale attempted to make small talk?

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

8. What does Mrs. Peters say in response to Mrs. Hale berating herself for not visiting Minnie?

9. What is the irony of the plot of A Jury of Her Peers?

10. When does Mrs. Hale ask Mrs. Peters her opinion on the guilt of Mrs. Wright? What is her reply?

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

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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