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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rachel say Cates wants to do, following jury selection?
(a) Die from the cold.
(b) Apologize.
(c) Become a preacher.
(d) Hang himself.

2. Who approaches Drummond immediately following the jury selection?
(a) No one.
(b) Many townspeople.
(c) The judge.
(d) Brady.

3. Rachel tells Hornbeck all answers to existence are found where?
(a) The Bible.
(b) The stars.
(c) The heavens.
(d) Nature.

4. The townspeople hope Brady's presence will provide what?
(a) Business.
(b) Religious fervor.
(c) Media attention.
(d) Order.

5. What is Howard doing at the beginning of Act One?
(a) Witnessing a crime.
(b) Looking for worms.
(c) Arguing with a monkey.
(d) Fighting his brother.

6. According to Drummond, those who hold up the progression of society are what?
(a) Politicians.
(b) Moralists.
(c) Religious parties.
(d) Clock-stoppers.

7. Who approaches Brady following the jury selection?
(a) No one.
(b) Cates.
(c) The judge.
(d) Many townspeople.

8. What does Drummond say about Cates when Rachel asks about him?
(a) He is fighting a losing battle.
(b) He will crack on the witness stand.
(c) He is a strong man.
(d) He loves her more than anything.

9. Where does Sillers work?
(a) School, with Cates.
(b) The railroad.
(c) At a feed store.
(d) The grocery.

10. In Act One, what does Rachel try to convince Cates to do?
(a) Continue preaching his piece.
(b) Apologize for breaking the law.
(c) Escape from jail.
(d) Beg pardon from the governor.

11. Bert Cates is in jail for what crime?
(a) Violence.
(b) Stealing bibles.
(c) Teaching evolution.
(d) Vandalizing the church.

12. Where is Inherit the Wind set?
(a) Hillsburg.
(b) Hillsboro.
(c) Hilltown.
(d) Hillside.

13. If Cates apologizes, Drummond feels that Cates will be what?
(a) Tormented.
(b) Abandoned.
(c) Reinstated as a teacher.
(d) Cowardly.

14. Drummond believes what to be essential to clear thought?
(a) Preparation.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Mediation.
(d) Laughter.

15. What name does Hornbeck give the monkey in Act One?
(a) Bert Cates.
(b) Grandpa.
(c) Reverend Brown.
(d) Sal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who notices the train when Brady is arriving?

2. What type of jury does Drummond say that Brady wants?

3. There is a banner put up before Brady arrives. What does it say?

4. To Rachel, Hornbeck claims to be on whose side?

5. What does Drummond ask Dunlap prior to rejecting him for the jury?

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