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

2. Drummond is awarded what title by the Mayor?
(a) Head of State.
(b) Head Colonel.
(c) Temporary Honorary Colonel.
(d) Temporary Town Captain.

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

4. There is a banner put up before Brady arrives. What does it say?
(a) "Down With Darwinism."
(b) "Read Your Bible."
(c) "God's Men Don't Slither."
(d) "Brady or Bust."

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Drummond ask Rachel about her mother?

3. Rachel tells Hornbeck all answers to existence are found where?

4. What ability does Bannister lack?

5. When Melinda sees Drummond's shadow, she thinks it is what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Is Brady respected by the townspeople? Why?

4. What is the purpose behind Brady asking if Drummond's suspenders are fashionable in Chicago?

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

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

7. Why does Reverend Brown preach from the book of Genesis at the prayer meeting?

8. What is Howard's reaction to the teachings he receives on evolution?

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. 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?

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