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

2. How is Brady's physicality described?
(a) Anemic, hunched over.
(b) Young, attractive, on fire.
(c) Old, distinguished, powerful.
(d) Gray, balding, paunchy.

3. Where does the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2 take place?
(a) Cates' jail cell.
(b) The courtroom.
(c) The town square.
(d) Drummond's home.

4. What color are the suspenders Drummond wears to court in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Black.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Orange.
(d) Purple.

5. Why does Davenport accept Bannister for the jury?
(a) He's a church goer.
(b) He hates Cates.
(c) He's old.
(d) He loves serving on juries.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of jury does Brady want?

2. Who notices the train when Brady is arriving?

3. What do the storekeeper and Mrs. Krebs discuss in Act One?

4. When Rachel runs away from Cates, what does he do?

5. Who approaches Brady following the jury selection?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Drummond's philosophy about laughter? Why?

2. The Mayor refuses to remove the title of Colonel from Brady; instead, he awards a similar title to Drummond when Drummond complains. What does this action demonstrate about the town's mentality?

3. Why does Rachel stand on the sidelines instead of participating in the prayer meeting?

4. When Bannister states that he wants the front seat in the jury box because "its going to be quite a show", what does this say about his opinion of the trial?

5. Why does Drummond call Brady to the stand to speak about the Bible?

6. Why is the appearance of a monkey important in Act One?

7. At the end of Act One, Drummond is left alone on the stage. What does this moment signify?

8. At what point does Drummond accept Siller as a juror?

9. Why does Rachel want Cates to apologize?

10. Cates reveals to Rachel that he taught Darwinism in his classroom because he "thought he was right". What does this tell the reader about Cates' character?

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