I’ve set this test up for multiple purposes so that it’s flexible for you. The first fifty questions involve character identification (15) and the rest are multiple choice inference questions. I’ve aligned the questions up so that they follow the plot-line of the play.
The next thirty questions are true / false questions which will turn this into an eighty question test, and the final twenty questions are based on the use of figurative language that is used throughout the play - principally by Hornbeck.
A word on these final twenty questions? My students are not big poetry fans and getting them to examine and discuss poetry is a major chore. If you go to my store within teacherspayteachers you will see that I have several novel tests where we examine literary devices through prose rather than poetry. For my students it’s that spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. Perhaps it will work for yours?
Included in this purchase is:
the test, which can be used as a 50, 80 or 100 questions exam
an answer sheet so that all of the students responses can be placed on one sheet. This will save you from having to copy multi-page tests once you have a class set complete (In North Carolina we are limited by how many copies we can make.)
Our two page list of literary terms that we use as the basis for the final twenty questions and any other novel tests I use.
(If you go to my shop you will see a product that includes all of the quizzes and tests that are based on these literary terms.)
I love this play and I hope that it fills your need for a higher level exam. I’ve purchased two other Inherit the Wind tests and they were based too much on factual questions rather than inference-based questions which are the basis for our state tests.
SHOULD YOU EVER NEED THE WORD VERSION OF THIS TEST ONCE YOU’VE PURCHASED IT, LET ME KNOW.
Trask Middle School
Advanced Language Arts