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. Mr. Wright is described socially as a man who _____________.

2. What is the name of the deputy sheriff?

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

4. What does Mrs. Hale almost sit down on when she is alone with Mrs. Peters?

5. How many times had Mrs. Hale been to the Wright home before the narrative begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. What memory of brutal loss does Mrs. Peters share from her childhood?

2. Why had Mr. Hale stopped at the Wrights' property the previous day?

3. How is Mrs. Peters described through Mrs. Hale's thoughts in the beginning of the narrative?

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

5. Who did Mr. Hale call inside after Mrs. Wright told him Mr. Wright was dead? What did they find?

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

7. What does Mr. Hale respond when questioned about how Mrs. Wright appeared when he'd arrived the previous day?

8. What indication does Mrs. Wright give in front of Mr. Henderson that Mr. Wright was unpleasant?

9. How is the theme of female loyalty illustrated in the story?

10. How does Mr. Henderson explain the need for a motive in the case to the sheriff?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and identify symbolism in A Jury of Her Peers. What about the kitchen is symbolic? What do the jars of fruit represent?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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