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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What ability does Bannister lack?
(a) Listening.
(b) Arithmetic.
(c) Reading.
(d) Writing.

2. What does Darwin's "Origin of Species" directly conflict with?
(a) Science.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Mysticism.
(d) The Bible.

3. Brady says that Drummond defended a publishing company for what?
(a) Laundering money.
(b) Killing the messenger.
(c) Immorality.
(d) Plagiarism.

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

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

6. When Rachel runs away from Cates, what does he do?
(a) Chases her down and hugs her.
(b) Chases her down and kisses her.
(c) Lets her go.
(d) Chases her down and fights with her.

7. Howard tells Melinda that her father originated as what?
(a) A dog.
(b) A monkey.
(c) A worm.
(d) A bird.

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

9. What does Darwin's "Origin of Species" teach?
(a) The Gospel.
(b) Evolution.
(c) Creationism.
(d) Racism.

10. The Storekeeper thinks opinions are what?
(a) Good on a hot day.
(b) Unnecessary and confusing.
(c) Only for men.
(d) Bad for business.

11. Howard tells Melinda that she originated as what?
(a) An ape.
(b) A monkey.
(c) A worm.
(d) A frog.

12. What does Meeker say impresses him about Brady?
(a) His height.
(b) His doctrine.
(c) His volume.
(d) His passion.

13. Brady complains that Drummond is bringing too much of what during jury selection?
(a) Egotism.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Levity.
(d) Racism.

14. While in jail, what is Cates surprised by?
(a) Rachel's devotion to him.
(b) The "spectacle" of his trial.
(c) That Drummond gives him a Bible.
(d) His desire to win.

15. Why does Bannister want the front seat in the jury box?
(a) The trial will be a show.
(b) He is incredibly short.
(c) He has terrible vision.
(d) He won't fall asleep.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Inherit the Wind set?

2. According to Cates, the townspeople are treating him worse than who?

3. The townspeople hope Brady's presence will provide what?

4. Where does the opening of Act One take place?

5. Where does Sillers work?

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