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. In Mrs. Peters' first attempt at small talk with Mrs. Hale she says, "The country's not very _____ this time of year."

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

3. In the actual murder case upon which A Jury of Her Peers is based, John Hossack was killed with what weapon?

4. In what grammatical tense is A Jury of Her Peers written?

5. How old was Mrs. Peters' first child when he died?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comment is made regarding the kitchen before the men depart upstairs? Why is this significant?

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

3. What scene does Mrs. Hale imagine after finding the half-poured sugar in the kitchen?

4. What passing comment of Mr. Hale's reveals information about the relationship of the Wrights'?

5. What does Mr. Henderson discover broken in the cupboard?

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

7. How is the theme of gender roles defined in the plot of the story?

8. What condescending comments are made of the women as the men disappear upstairs?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the author's childhood and family, education, career and published works, common themes and stylistic elements in writing. When in Glaspell's career was A Jury of Her Peers published?

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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