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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What book does Brady admit he has not read?
2. Brady claims that Cates sees marriage as similar to what?
3. What does Brady refuse to accept about Drummond?
4. How does Brady define sex when questioned by Drummond?
5. What does the judge say is not on trial?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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?
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?
This section contains 309 words
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