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

2. How many men are waiting in the two-seated buggy when Mrs. Hale goes out to join them in the beginning of the story?

3. What does Mrs. Hale suggest Mrs. Peters take with her to Mrs. Wright at the jail, to "take up her mind"?

4. Who went on trial for the murder of John Hossack?

5. How did Mrs. Wright describe her sleeping habits to Mr. Hale?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the theme of gender roles defined in the plot of the story?

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

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

6. What does Mr. Henderson discover broken in the cupboard?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and analyze the theme of female loyalty in the narrative. What actions of the women reinforce this theme?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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