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

2. Who encourages the town to greet Brady's arrival?
(a) The Storekeeper.
(b) Hornbeck.
(c) Timmy.
(d) Reverend Brown.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What song does the town sing to greet Brady?

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

3. Who approaches Drummond immediately following the jury selection?

4. What color are the suspenders Drummond wears to court in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. Who notices the train when Brady is arriving?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are Drummond's views on language and communication? When does he express these?

3. Why does Drummond protest the "Read Your Bible" sign?

4. Does the phrase "fuss and feathers" sound like something the character of Drummond would typically say? Why or why not? If not, why is he saying it?

5. How is the character, Drummond described before he arrives in town?

6. Hornbeck refers to the prayer meeting as a show. What moments so far in the play have also created a show-like atmosphere, and why?

7. The prayer meeting becomes an act of entertainment. How does religion as entertainment affect the townspeople's commitment to it?

8. Why is Rachel willing to testify against Cates?

9. Why does Brady suggest Howard may become Godless if Cates is not found guilty?

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

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