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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. What is Cates unsure of?
(a) If he even likes teaching.
(b) Whether Drummond is on his side.
(c) If Rachel loves him.
(d) Whether he has committed a crime.

2. What type of jury does Drummond say that Brady wants?
(a) One that is just like him.
(b) Ignorant farmers.
(c) One that thinks alike.
(d) Fair and partial.

3. Drummond refers to what as "Brown's product"?
(a) Socialism.
(b) The Bible.
(c) Fear.
(d) Religion.

4. Brady is called Colonel in spite of what?
(a) His lack of military service.
(b) His inabilily to pronounce it.
(c) His inability to spell it.
(d) The fact that he was a general.

5. Who is providing Cates with a lawyer?
(a) The school board.
(b) The Baltimore Herald.
(c) The Chicago Times.
(d) The New Yorker.

Short Answer Questions

1. Drummond is awarded what title by the Mayor?

2. In Act One, who makes a secret visit to Hillsboro Jail?

3. If Cates apologizes, Drummond feels that Cates will be what?

4. Cates describes the conditions in jail as what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the presence of the radio man signify?

2. Brady is portrayed as a somewhat gluttonous character throughout the play. As gluttony appears in the Bible as a sin, this demonstrates that Brady is willing to judge others on their sins but is unwilling to chastise himself. Why?

3. How does the crowd react when Cates is found guilty? Is this a different outcome than expected?

4. Cates declares that he is being treated worse than who? Why does he say this?

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

6. What does Rachel's conflicted loyalty between her father and Cates symbolize?

7. Why is Rachel willing to testify against Cates?

8. Brady says that Cates' "bigoted opinions" will not be forgotten by the community, even if they are removed from court record. What does this say about the power of ideas?

9. Why does Drummond bring up horse racing while awaiting the verdict?

10. Why can't the Origin of Species be taught in Hillsboro?

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