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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 is to bring Mrs. Wright some things at the jail?
2. What is the setting of A Jury of Her Peers?
3. What word means "not generous, especially with money," does Mrs. Hale use in referring to Mr. Wright?
4. What does Mrs. Peters reply when Mrs. Hale asks her, "Do you think she -- did it?"
5. Who states in the short story, "women are used to worrying over trifles"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What condescending comments are made of the women as the men disappear upstairs?
2. When Mr. Hale questioned Mrs. Wright about her husband's murder, what did she inform him?
3. How does Mrs. Peters describe her understanding of stillness in the narrative?
4. What in the beginning of the story indicates the time period of the narrative?
5. What does Mr. Hale respond when questioned about how Mrs. Wright appeared when he'd arrived the previous day?
6. How does Mrs. Hale feel about leaving her kitchen in the beginning of the story? Why?
7. How does the theme of guilt apply to Mrs. Hale in the narrative?
8. When Mrs. Hale begins to piece together the story of Minnie Wright, how does she berate her own actions?
9. What leads Mr. Henderson to the conclusion that Mrs. Wright is a bad housekeeper?
10. What does Mrs. Hale regard of Mrs. Wright's clothing in the narrative?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and discuss the symbolism of the bird cage, the pretty box and the dead canary in the story. What is represented by each?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and discuss the character of Minnie Wright in comparison with Margaret Hossack. How, in the articles about the Hossack trial, was Margaret Hossack described?
Essay Topic 3
Define and identify symbolism in A Jury of Her Peers. What about the kitchen is symbolic? What do the jars of fruit represent?
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