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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 her father originated as what?
(a) A bird.
(b) A monkey.
(c) A worm.
(d) A dog.

2. Who notices the train when Brady is arriving?
(a) Melinda.
(b) Timmy.
(c) Reverend Brown.
(d) Hornbeck.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The first time Brady enters town, who is he with?

2. To Rachel, Hornbeck claims to be on whose side?

3. According to Drummond, those who hold up the progression of society are what?

4. Who does Rachel tell Drummond she is scared of?

5. Brady says that Drummond defended a publishing company for what?

Short Essay Questions

1. After collapsing, what speech does Brady give as he is being carried away?

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

3. Although Hornbeck is on Drummond's side of the case, Drummond does not support him. Why?

4. Brady and Drummond were once friends. What do the two characters have in common?

5. Why is it significant that Meeker pushes aside the woman who is praying for Brady when he collapses?

6. 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?

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

8. When Rachel visits Cates in jail, what does she urge him to do, and why?

9. Is Brady respected by the townspeople? Why?

10. Why do the workers choose to leave the "Read Your Bible" sign up on the courthouse? What does this signify?

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