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. How does Brady define sex when questioned by Drummond?

2. Cates claims the books of "Evil-utionists" are filled with what?

3. Who does the judge finally refuse to hear?

4. What is Brady referencing when he says "Evil-ution"?

5. Before the prayer meeting, Reverend Brown describes the townspeople as what?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Cates is on trial for breaking a law; teaching Darwinism in his classroom. In court, Drummond makes Cates' case about something different altogether.

Part 1) What does Drummond make Cates' case about?

Part 2) How does this angle change the outcome of the case?

Part 3) If Drummond had not changed the angle, do you believe Cates would have gone to jail? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Drummond states that his experience with the law is like being on a merry-go-round. Why is this? What are some moments from Inherit the Wind that back up his theory?

Essay Topic 3

Drummond and Brady are revealed to be old friends who have fallen away from their friendship with one another. Answer the following:

Part 1) When are Brady and Drummond friends? What do they have in common?

Part 2) Why do they grow apart? Who regrets the distance?

Part 3) At any point in Inherit the Wind, is there hope of rekindling the friendship? Why or why not?

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