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 the name of the deputy sheriff?

2. Mrs. Hale tells Mr. Henderson that she rarely visited the Wright home because it didn't seem very ________.

3. What does Mr. Hale go to look after while the sheriff and county attorney are finishing investigating?

4. What unseen character is described as having "a voice that somehow seemed to be backing up the law with every word"?

5. From what university did Susan Glaspell earn her bachelor's degree?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When Mrs. Hale begins to piece together the story of Minnie Wright, how does she berate her own actions?

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

4. What prevents Mrs. Hale from entering the Wright house upon their arrival?

5. What is the response of the men when they discover the women examining the sewing basket?

6. What happens after Mr. Hale finishes his story of the previous day's events?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the character of John Wright and different qualities which lead the reader to believe Mrs. Wright killed him. Is murder justified, given the circumstances? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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