Inherit the Wind Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color are the suspenders Drummond wears to court in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. Prior to accepting the jury, who does the judge rule as out of order?

3. When Rachel runs away from Cates, what does he do?

4. What type of jury does Brady want?

5. The townspeople hope Brady's presence will provide what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the attentiveness to Brady's speech post-trial different from the other times he has spoken?

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

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

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

5. What does the presence of the radio man signify?

6. Why are the townspeople happy about the trial?

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

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

9. Describe the character, Rachel.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Brady mentions several cases that Drummond has worked on in the past. What are these cases? What do they say about Drummond's character as a man and as a lawyer?

Essay Topic 2

Out of the following three characters, determine who you feel has the most to win or lose with Cates' court case and why. Back up your theory with specific examples from the text.

- Reverend Brown.

- Brady.

- Cates.

Essay Topic 3

Relationships are an important part of Inherit the Wind, as they show us how other characters treat one another. Choose one of the following relationships and explain what you have learned about the participants, based on their relationships with one another.

- Mr. and Mrs. Brady.

- Rachel and Reverend Brown.

- Rachel and Cates.

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