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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. According to Hornbeck, who is the monkey's greatest descendant?
(a) Melinda.
(b) Darwin.
(c) Brady.
(d) Reverend Brown.

2. What does Drummond ask Dunlap prior to rejecting him for the jury?
(a) If he reads the Bible.
(b) How he is.
(c) Whether he believes in God.
(d) If he loves his mother.

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

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

5. What is Howard doing at the beginning of Act One?
(a) Looking for worms.
(b) Arguing with a monkey.
(c) Witnessing a crime.
(d) Fighting his brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Melinda respond to Howard's opinion on origin?

2. Where is Inherit the Wind set?

3. Who encourages the town to greet Brady's arrival?

4. What does Drummond say about Cates when Rachel asks about him?

5. How is Brady's physicality described?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Cates leave the church that Rachel's father preaches at? Does she hold this against Cates?

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. How does Brady change the word evolution to demonstrate his opinion on the topic?

4. How does Drummond try to win over the crowd at the beginning of the trial?

5. Why are the townspeople happy about the trial?

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

7. When Reverend Brown asks God to curse his daughter for her defense of Cates, what does this say about his character?

8. How is the attentiveness to Brady's speech post-trial different from the other times he has spoken?

9. 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?

10. When Brady and Drummond speak about their friendship, which character seems to regret the loss?

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