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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. What does Drummond ask Rachel about her mother?
(a) If she divorced Reverend Brown.
(b) Whether she was holy.
(c) Why she doesn't support Rachel.
(d) Rachel's feelings about her.

2. Who encourages the town to greet Brady's arrival?
(a) Reverend Brown.
(b) Timmy.
(c) The Storekeeper.
(d) Hornbeck.

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

4. What type of jury does Drummond say that Brady wants?
(a) One that thinks alike.
(b) One that is just like him.
(c) Fair and partial.
(d) Ignorant farmers.

5. Drummond believes what to be essential to clear thought?
(a) Preparation.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Mediation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bannister claims that Drummond represents who in the past?

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

3. Who notices the train when Brady is arriving?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Drummond's philosophy about laughter? Why?

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

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

4. Why does Drummond bring up horse racing while awaiting the verdict?

5. Describe the character, Rachel.

6. 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?

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

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

9. Why does Drummond take both the Bible and the Origin of Species when he leaves town?

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

(see the answer keys)

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