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 is Mrs. Hale's first name?

2. Mrs. Hale considers the manner of Mrs. Peters to be _________.

3. In what city did Glaspell work when she covered the murder trial of John Hossack?

4. With what group had Minnie Foster sung in her youth?

5. What was Mrs. Wright's response when Mr. Hale asked her "Then why can't I see him?" after he was informed Mr. Wright was home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Hale describe when he knocked at the Wrights' door the previous day?

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

4. How do the men respond to Mrs. Wright's worry about her preserves?

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

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

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

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

9. How is Sheriff Peters described in the beginning of the narrative?

10. What does Mrs. Peters say in response to Mrs. Hale berating herself for not visiting Minnie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting of the story and discuss how this setting evokes mood. How is the Wright home described? What visceral sense do you get from the descriptions of the house? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Describe the use of exposition in A Jury of Her Peers. In a linear plot, where does the exposition generally fall in a story? How does this traditional plot structure apply to A Jury of Her Peers?

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