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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. The majority of the action in A Jury of Her Peers takes place in what room of the house?
2. What was Mrs. Wright's response when Mr. Hale asked her, "Who did this, Mrs. Wright?"
3. For what short story did Susan Glaspell win a prize of $500 from Black Cat Magazine?
4. How does Mrs. Hale describe the dress Minnie Foster wore while singing with the choir?
5. Mrs. Hale is startled by hearing Mrs. Peters say: "A person gets discouraged -- and loses" what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who went for help after discovering Mr. Wright's body? What did Mr. Hale discuss with Mrs. Wright?
2. How does the theme of guilt apply to Mrs. Hale in the narrative?
3. What is discovered by Mrs. Peters in the stitching of Mrs. Wright's quilt?
4. How does Mrs. Hale "play off" the stitching of the quilt?
5. What happens after Mr. Hale finishes his story of the previous day's events?
6. Why had Mr. Hale stopped at the Wrights' property the previous day?
7. What is the response of the men when they discover the women examining the sewing basket?
8. How is Mrs. Peters described through Mrs. Hale's thoughts in the beginning of the narrative?
9. How is the character of Mr. Wright revealed in Mr. Hale's story?
10. How is the Wright property described in the narrative?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Define and identify symbolism in A Jury of Her Peers. What about the kitchen is symbolic? What do the jars of fruit represent?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Describe and discuss the details of the Hossack murder trial. Where did the trial take place and in what capacity was Susan Glaspell involved?
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