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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When does the town prayer meeting start?
2. Drummond asks Howard if Cates taught him what?
3. What does Drummond ask Brady about the Bible?
4. Who chants responses during the prayer meeting?
5. Rachel is asked to give Cates' opinion on what?
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the scene where Drummond gives Cates the option of backing out of the trial.
Part 1) Why does Cates choose to continue the trial?
Part 2) Is this the choice Drummond wants him to make? Why?
Part 3) Is this the choice Rachel wants him to make? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the final moment of Inherit the Wind, when Drummond balances both the Bible and Darwin's Origin of Species in his hands, finally leaving with both.
Part 1) Why does Drummond weigh both books together?
Part 2) When Drummond leaves, why does he leave with both books?
Part 3) At the beginning of the play, do you feel he would have done the same? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The small talk between the characters in Inherit the Wind is simple and mindless.
Part 1) What topics are discussed? Why?
Part 2) What topics are not discussed? Why?
Part 3) Why do you think the townspeople stick to safe topics? What might happen if real conversations started taking place?
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