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2.24 A Jury of Her Peers Quiz

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  • cc_profilecc.exam.v0p1qmd_assessmenttypeExaminationqmd_scoretypePercentagecc_maxattempts1<p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Next, we'll take a quiz on feminist criticism as well as the short story "A Jury of Her Peers." You'll want to review the study guide before beginning this quiz. You will only be able to take this quiz <em><strong>once</strong></em>.</span></p>
    cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>From the information provided in the story, Minnie Wright, before her marriage, can be described as: (2 points)</p>a vibrant, social young woman who sang in the choir.a reclusive woman who neglected her household duties.wild and out of control.1100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Twenty years after her marriage: (2 points)</p>Minnie continued to sing in the choir.Minnie had become isolated and lonely.Minnie had left her husband.5100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Sheriff Peters sees the crime scene upstairs where he finds the body. Downstairs, he observes that the house is: (2 points)</p>disheveled as a result of a violent argument.looking as if nothing was out of place.messy and unkempt from neglect.9100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Mrs. Peters sees the crime scene as: (2 points)</p>a reflection of Minnie's growing unhappiness.unusually tidy.messy as a result of the children not cleaning up after themselves.10100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>From the details provided, briefly describe the character of the murder victim. (2 points)</p>John Wright was an honest man, a non drinker who kept up with his promises.John Wright was a violent man who may have killed Minnie's bird.Both a and b.15100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>What are the important pieces of evidence that only the women notice, which could point to the person who committed the crime? (2 points)</p>The dead body with the noose around the neckA bird wrapped inside a pretty box, hidden in the sewingA beautifully stitched quilt17100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>How does the author show the reader that both of the women know the identity of the murderer, the reasons, and the method of the murder? (2 points)</p>The women had known Minnie as a young woman.The women discuss their understanding of Minnie's feelings.The women wanted John Wright dead.20100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Explain why the women do not reveal their knowledge to the sheriff. (2 points)</p>They are afraid that they will have to testify against her.They are not sure if she is guilty.They believe that Minnie's actions were not all her fault.24100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Explain the significance of the story's title. (2 points)</p>Minnie is exonerated by those who understand her and her situation.Minnie has no real peers.Minnie will be tried and judged only by women in a court of law.25100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>It is ironic that: (2 points)</p>the men find the birdcage, but no bird.the men scoff at the triviality of "women's work," but it is the women who recognize the real evidence.Minnie sang like a bird.29100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Minnie worried about the fire in the stove going out because: (2 points)</p>her jars of fruit preserves could break.she would not be able to stay warm in the house.it would be difficult to light again.31100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Mrs. Hale said that Minnie "kept to herself" because: (2 points)</p>she had been too busy on the farm.she felt shabby since her husband was tight with money.she had no children.35100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Mrs. Peters says that "the law is the law" in response to: (2 points)</p>her belief that Minnie is guilty.the discomfort about the men who are "snooping around" in Minnie's house.her desire to tell her husband about the evidence that she and Mrs. Hale found.38100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>The Hales and the Peters travel to the Wright house: (2 points)</p>in a two seated buggy.by train.in a sedan.40100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>The description of setting contributes to the isolation of the farm house because: (2 points)</p>the land is barren.it is winter, and bitter cold.Minnie's house is the only one on the street with the shades drawn.44100cc_profilecc.multiple_choice.v0p1<p>Which quote from the story would a feminist critic be most interested in?</p>Even after she had her foot on the door-step, her hand on the knob, Martha Hale had a moment of feeling she could not cross that threshold. And the reason it seemed she couldn't cross it now was simply because she hadn't crossed it before.When I had to send Frank to Morris Center for that man who went crazy--let me tell you. I had my hands full yesterday.There was a laugh for the ways of women, a warming of hands over the stove, and then the county attorney said briskly: "Well, let's go right out to the barn and get that cleared up."One piece of the crazy sewing remained unripped. Mrs. Peter's back turned, Martha Hale now scrutinized that piece, compared it with the dainty, accurate sewing of the other blocks. The difference was startling.48100cc_profilecc.essay.v0p1qmd_computerscoredNo<p>What role does gender play in this short story? Why would a feminist critic find it interesting? How might the outcome of the story been different if the men in the story thought of their wives as equals?</p> <p>Your answers should be 2-3 paragraphs long and demonstrate both an understanding of feminist criticism as well as a thoughtful understanding of the story. Remember to use PEA.</p>100