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. Drummond says that killing a wife is not as bad as killing what?

2. Howard tells Melinda that she originated as what?

3. How does Rachel describe Brady to Cates?

4. What type of jury does Brady want?

5. Cates believes Rachel's opinions are from whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are Drummond's views on language and communication? When does he express these?

3. How does Drummond try to win over the crowd at the beginning of the trial?

4. Although Hornbeck is on Drummond's side of the case, Drummond does not support him. Why?

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

6. Cates declares that he is being treated worse than who? Why does he say this?

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

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

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

10. Why does Drummond protest the "Read Your Bible" sign?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hillsboro was a small town prior to the trial that took place. Write a brief essay on how Hillsboro has changed as a result of the trial.

Part 1) What is the town of Hillsboro like before the trial?

Part 2) How will the outcome of the trial affect the citizens and their way of thought?

Part 3) Do you foresee Hillsboro becoming famous as a result of the trial? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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