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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Mrs. Wright’s response when Mr. Hale asks her, “Weren’t you sleepin’ in the bed with him?”
(a) No, I was cooking
(b) Yes, but I was on the outside
(c) No, I was sleeping downstairs
(d) Yes, but I was on the inside

2. Of what does Mrs. Peters say, “They’re superstitious, you know. They leave”?
(a) Dogs
(b) Birds
(c) Cats
(d) Butterflies

3. What title refers to an officer, as of a county or municipality, whose chief function is to investigate any death not clearly resulting from natural causes?
(a) Minister
(b) County Judge
(c) Coroner
(d) Taxidermist

4. What type of pet does Mrs. Peters say Mrs. Wright was afraid of?
(a) Dogs
(b) Fish
(c) Birds
(d) Cats

5. What does Mr. Hale say he thinks he hears someone say when he knocks a second time on the Wrights’ door?
(a) Who is it?
(b) Come in
(c) Go away
(d) Come back later

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Peters use to wrap around a jar to take to Mrs. Wright?

2. How many years ago does Mrs. Hale say Mrs. Wright sung in the town choir, prior to her marriage?

3. What do the women decide to take to Mrs. Wright to help pass the time?

4. Near the end of the play, what does Mrs. Peters attempt to take from the box but cannot bring herself to do it?

5. What key character in the play never appears onstage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Hale say to Mrs. Peters in disregarding the stitching of the quilt?

2. What does Mrs. Hale remark to Mrs. Peters about the lack of children in the home and Mr. Wright's personality?

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

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

5. What leads Mr. Henderson to the conclusion that Mrs. Wright is a bad housekeeper?

6. What indication does Mrs. Wright give in front of Mr. Henderson that Mr. Wright is unpleasant?

7. How is the theme of female loyalty illustrated in the play?

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

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

10. What does Mr. Henderson discover broken in the cupboard? What does Mrs. Peters remark about this?

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