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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. Prior to accepting the jury, who does the judge rule as out of order?
(a) Sillers.
(b) Drummond and Brady.
(c) Drummond.
(d) Brady.

2. When Rachel runs away from Cates, what does he do?
(a) Chases her down and hugs her.
(b) Lets her go.
(c) Chases her down and fights with her.
(d) Chases her down and kisses her.

3. While in jail, what is Cates surprised by?
(a) His desire to win.
(b) Rachel's devotion to him.
(c) The "spectacle" of his trial.
(d) That Drummond gives him a Bible.

4. The townspeople hope Brady's presence will provide what?
(a) Media attention.
(b) Business.
(c) Order.
(d) Religious fervor.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rachel say Cates wants to do, following jury selection?

2. What does Darwin's "Origin of Species" teach?

3. Who announces the meeting held at the court on the night of the jury selection?

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

5. Who approaches Drummond immediately following the jury selection?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is significant about the opening interaction between Howard and Melinda?

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

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

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

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

7. Drummond says that society measures everything by an "arbitrary grid of morality". What does this mean?

8. Is Brady respected by the townspeople? Why?

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

10. Why is Rachel willing to testify against Cates?

(see the answer keys)

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