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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) An ape.
(b) A monkey.
(c) A frog.
(d) A worm.

2. Rachel tells Hornbeck all answers to existence are found where?
(a) The heavens.
(b) The Bible.
(c) The stars.
(d) Nature.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Howard doing at the beginning of Act One?

2. What does Drummond say about Cates when Rachel asks about him?

3. Who approaches Drummond immediately following the jury selection?

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

5. What does Drummond ask Rachel about her mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is evolution? What is the story of creation in the Bible?

2. At the end of Act One, Drummond is left alone on the stage. What does this moment signify?

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

4. The Mayor refuses to remove the title of Colonel from Brady; instead, he awards a similar title to Drummond when Drummond complains. What does this action demonstrate about the town's mentality?

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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