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. Hale notice about the kitchen table when she is alone with Mrs. Peters?

2. What word means concealed; secret; disguised?

3. What is the setting of A Jury of Her Peers?

4. What was Mrs. Wright's maiden name?

5. When Mr. Hale was asked how Mrs. Wright looked when he had entered the previous day, he first responds that she looked __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mrs. Peters describe her understanding of stillness in the narrative?

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

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

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

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

6. What foreshadowing is used in the opening scene of A Jury of Her Peers?

7. What did Mrs. Wright reply when Mr. Hale asked to see Mr. Wright?

8. What causes Mr. Hale to backtrack in his description of Mrs. Wright's demeanor in his interview with the county attorney?

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

10. What leads the women to discover the pretty box in Mrs. Wright's sewing basket?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the details of the Hossack murder trial. Where did the trial take place and in what capacity was Susan Glaspell involved?

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, in the articles about the Hossack trial, was Margaret Hossack described?

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