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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. Drummond believes what type of people never experience confusion?
(a) Lawyers.
(b) Fools.
(c) Clock-starters.
(d) Religious.

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

3. Why does Bannister want the front seat in the jury box?
(a) He has terrible vision.
(b) He won't fall asleep.
(c) He is incredibly short.
(d) The trial will be a show.

4. What does Darwin's "Origin of Species" teach?
(a) The Gospel.
(b) Creationism.
(c) Racism.
(d) Evolution.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Rachel scared of as a child?

3. Who approaches Brady following the jury selection?

4. What do the storekeeper and Mrs. Krebs discuss in Act One?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Hornbeck just listens to Brady's speech, unlike the other reporters, who hang on Brady's every word. What does this tell the audience about Hornbeck?

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

4. Define Drummond's word "clock-stoppers".

5. What is Cates' punishment, assigned by the judge after the verdict is read?

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

7. How does Drummond's experience with the rocking horse shape his life?

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

9. Is Brady respected by the townspeople? Why?

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

(see the answer keys)

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