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. In the actual murder case upon which A Jury of Her Peers is based, John Hossack was killed with what weapon?

2. Where was Susan Glaspell born?

3. Who enters the house near the end of the story saying, "I've got the team round now. Pretty cold out there"?

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

5. What does Mrs. Hale begin to arrange after the men exit upstairs?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When does Mrs. Hale ask Mrs. Peters her opinion on the guilt of Mrs. Wright? What is her reply?

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

4. How does the theme of guilt apply to Mrs. Hale in the narrative?

5. How does Mrs. Peters attempt to maintain objectiveness with Mrs. Hale when she concludes Minnie's innocence?

6. What passing comment of Mr. Hale's reveals information about the relationship of the Wrights'?

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

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

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

10. What is discovered about the birdcage which is uncanny by the two women?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the foreshadowing from the opening scene in the narrative. What clue does the reader gain as to future events in the story? How is the foreshadowing highlighted by the author?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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