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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 word means to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure?

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 does Mrs. Hale surmise Mrs. Wright was going to do with the bird?

4. What does Mr. Hale go to look after while the sheriff and county attorney are finishing investigating?

5. In describing Mr. Wright, Mrs. Hale claims he was "like a raw wind that _____________."

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes Mr. Hale to backtrack in his description of Mrs. Wright's demeanor in his interview with the county attorney?

2. What leads Mrs. Hale to the conclusion that Mr. Wright killed the bird?

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

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

5. How does Mrs. Hale feel about leaving her kitchen in the beginning of the story? Why?

6. What thoughts does Mrs. Hale have of the Wright residence when the carriage arrives?

7. How does Mrs. Hale feel when her husband begins retelling the previous day's events? Why?

8. What does Mr. Hale respond when questioned about how Mrs. Wright appeared when he had arrived on the previous day?

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

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

Essay 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 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 the use of exposition in A Jury of Her Peers. In a linear plot, where does the exposition generally fall in a story? How does this traditional plot structure apply to A Jury of Her Peers?

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