Inherit the Wind Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Referencing the Bible, Brady claims the earth is how old?

2. Drummond suggests that anyone who is "against Brady" is what?

3. Who helps Brady campaign for the presidency in 1908?

4. What does Hornbeck say he is not?

5. During the prayer meeting, who asks Reverend Brown to lesson his hard stance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

When Brady comes to town, he does so with fanfare and promises. Analyze the following promises he made to people and whether or not he delivered.

Part 1) What does Brady promise Davenport? What does he promise the people of Hillsboro?

Part 2) Is it important for Brady to hold up his word? Why or why not? Cite examples from the text.

Part 3) When Brady does not hold up his word or fails at his promised outcome, how does this affect him? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Based on evidence from the play, explain the economic state of Hillsboro. Argue for or against the idea that religion is a significant form of commerce for Hillsboro. Cite specific examples from the text.

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