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. Who had requested that Mrs. Hale come along to the crime scene in the beginning of the story?

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

3. What is Mrs. Hale's response when Mrs. Peters says, "Of course we don't know who killed the bird"?

4. When was A Jury of Her Peers published?

5. Whose "hands aren't always as clean as they might be," according to Mrs. Hale?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What in the beginning of the story indicates the time period of the narrative?

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

5. How is the character of Mr. Wright revealed in Mr. Hale's story?

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

7. Why does Mrs. Hale defend the suspect's dirty kitchen? What does Mr. Henderson regard this to be?

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

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

10. What leads Mr. Henderson to the conclusion that Mrs. Wright is a bad housekeeper?

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

Define and analyze the theme of guilt in the narrative. What character is racked with guilt and why?

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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