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by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee

Inherit the Wind Quiz 1

1. What is the setting for the action of Inherit the Wind?

  • Tennessee, yesterday or tomorrow
  • A small town, not too long ago
  • Hillsboro, 1925
  • The South, thirty years ago

2. What were the real names of the "giants" who clashed in the trial upon which the play is based?

  • Drummond and Brady
  • Bryan and Drummond
  • Darrow and Bryan
  • Darrow and Drummond

3. When does the play begin?

  • the evening, on the first of August
  • noon, the Fourth of July
  • an hour after dawn, on a July day
  • at the convening of court on a summer day

4. What does the boy Howard say to tease Melinda in the first scene?

  • Her grandparents were monkeys.
  • She and her whole family were once worms.
  • She is going to hell for learning about evolution from Cates.
  • The devil is coming to town for the trial.

5. Who does Meeker, the bailiff, consider the "best catch" the town jail has ever had?

  • Bertram Cates, the teacher who taught evolution
  • Two Chicago child murderers
  • A Minnesota man who killed his wife and was extradited
  • An Ohio man who committed a brutal crime and was defended by Drummond

6. What does the banner that Rev. Brown makes the workmen hang over the entrance to the courthouse say?

  • Read Your Bible
  • Where Will You Spend Eternity?
  • Down With Darwin
  • Inherit the Wind

7. What paper does E.K. Hornbeck write for?

  • The Baltimore Herald
  • The New York Times
  • The Hillsboro Ledger
  • The Chicago Tribune

8. How many times has Brady run for President?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

9. What is Brown's impression of Drummond?

  • He is a worthy opponent, a Goliath that will make Brady's victory even more impressive.
  • He is a creature of the Devil, perhaps even the Devil himself.
  • He is a gentleman from Chicago, out of place in a small Southern town.
  • He is one of the most agile legal minds of the twentieth-century.

10. Which of the following men is chosen to be a juror?

  • Dunlap
  • Corkin
  • Bollinger
  • Bannister

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