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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. Who announces the meeting held at the court on the night of the jury selection?
2. Where does Sillers work?
3. Cates describes the conditions in jail as what?
4. What type of meeting is held at the court on the night of the jury selection?
5. If Cates apologizes, Drummond feels that Cates will be what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Although Cates lost, it is said that he won. Why?
2. Why are the townspeople happy about the trial?
3. What are Drummond's views on language and communication? When does he express these?
4. Cates declares that he is being treated worse than who? Why does he say this?
5. 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?
6. What does Rachel's conflicted loyalty between her father and Cates symbolize?
7. Why does Cates leave the church that Rachel's father preaches at? Does she hold this against Cates?
8. 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?
9. Is Brady respected by the townspeople? Why?
10. Hornbeck refers to the prayer meeting as a show. What moments so far in the play have also created a show-like atmosphere, and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are moments in Inherit the Wind where Drummond is referred to as the devil.
Part 1) How is the devil defined in this context?
Part 2) Who considers Drummond to be the devil?
Part 3) Do you agree with this nickname? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Brady and Drummond are the two main characters of the play, both fighting to win over the town and of course, their side of the case. Choose either Brady or Drummond and analyze the following.
Part 1) Describe this character based on what is said about him before he arrives in Hillsboro.
Part 2) Compare this image to who he is when he arrives.
Part 3) Analyze how and why he has changed by the time he departs.
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