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. What does Mrs. Peters reply when the county attorney asks the women, "Have you decided whether she was going to quilt it or knot it?"

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

3. According to the county attorney when he exits with the men to investigate, who is "one of us"?

4. What is half-sifted when Mrs. Hale departs her kitchen in the beginning of the story?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is discovered about the birdcage which is uncanny by the two women?

5. What does Mrs. Hale do with the stitching on the quilt? What is Mrs. Peters' response?

6. How does Mrs. Hale recall Mrs. Wright? What significance does this have in interpreting Minnie's character?

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

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

9. How does the theme of guilt apply to Mrs. Hale in the narrative?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the character of Lewis Hale and discuss his relationship with the other characters in the story. How well did Mr. Hale know the Wrights'? What regard did he have for them?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the character of Minnie Wright in comparison with Margaret Hossack. How was Margaret Hossack described in the articles about the Hossack trial?

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