A Jury of Her Peers Test | Final 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. With what group had Minnie Foster sung in her youth?

2. Mrs. Hale muses, "Not having children makes less work, but it makes" what?

3. When talking with Mrs. Peters, Mrs. Hale claims, "If there had been years and years of -- nothing, then a bird to sing to you, it would be awful ____ after the bird was still."

4. Mr. Henderson asks the sheriff if he's sure there's nothing in the kitchen that would point to any _______.

5. What does Mrs. Peters notice about the bird cage?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Wright property described in the narrative?

2. What is suspicious about the choice of weapon used in the murder? What do the women remark about it?

3. What does Mr. Hale respond when questioned about how Mrs. Wright appeared when he'd arrived the previous day?

4. What is discovered by Mrs. Peters in the stitching of Mrs. Wright's quilt?

5. Who went for help after discovering Mr. Wright's body? What did Mr. Hale discuss with Mrs. Wright?

6. How did Mrs. Wright inform Mr. Hale of her husband's location and means of death?

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

8. What does Mrs. Hale discover in the box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket? What does she do with it?

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

10. When Mrs. Hale begins to piece together the story of Minnie Wright, how does she berate her own actions?

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

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

Discuss the relationship between Sheriff Peters and Mrs. Peters in comparison with the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Hale. What similarities are there? What differences?

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