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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who will Rachel appear as a witness for?
(a) Both sides.
(b) She will not be a witness.
(c) Brady.
(d) Drummond.

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

4. To Rachel, Hornbeck claims to be on whose side?
(a) Cates.
(b) Hillsboro.
(c) Reverend Brown.
(d) Rachel.

5. Cates believes Rachel's opinions are from whom?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Him.
(c) Herself.
(d) Her father.

6. When Melinda sees Drummond's shadow, she thinks it is what?
(a) The monkey.
(b) A snake.
(c) Bert Cates.
(d) The devil.

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

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

9. Cates describes the conditions in jail as what?
(a) Frightening.
(b) Good.
(c) Dirty.
(d) Safe.

10. What type of meeting is held at the court on the night of the jury selection?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Evolution.
(c) City council.
(d) Civil rights.

11. Where does the opening of Act One take place?
(a) Hillsboro Lake.
(b) Melinda's home.
(c) The town square.
(d) Hillsboro Courthouse.

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

13. What type of jury does Brady want?
(a) Fair and partial.
(b) Forward thinking intellects.
(c) Pious older women.
(d) One that conforms to the patterns of society.

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

15. What do the storekeeper and Mrs. Krebs discuss in Act One?
(a) Brady and public opinion.
(b) The innocence of Bert Cates.
(c) The weather and the devil.
(d) The price of milk.

Short Answer Questions

1. Drummond believes what type of people never experience confusion?

2. When Hornbeck comes to town, what does he buy?

3. According to Hornbeck, who is the monkey's greatest descendant?

4. The first time Brady enters town, who is he with?

5. In Act One, what does Rachel try to convince Cates to do?

(see the answer keys)

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