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Inherit the Wind

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Enjoy this quiz about a great play and a great movie.

Question 1:


Which were the two authors of the 1955 Broadway play Inherit the Wind?
Jerome Lawrence and Oliver Grant
Jerome Robbins and Robert E. Lee
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Jerome Robbins and Oliver Grant

Question 2:


Who wrote the screenplay for the 1960 Hollywood film Inherit the Wind?
Jerome Robbins and Harry Selrig
Nedrick Young and Billy Rose
Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith
Harold Baines and John R. Diefenbach

Question 3:


Where does the title of the play Inherit the Wind come from?
Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
The Bible, the Book of Job
The Bible, the Book of Psalms
The Bible, the Book of Proverbs

Question 4:


The story in the 1955 Broadway play Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized version of what famous event in US history?
The 1925 Scopes trial
The 1915 Sacco and Vanzetti trial
The 1945 Billy Mitchell trial
The 1935 Roe vs Wade trial

Question 5:


Who played Henry Drummond in the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind?
Spencer Tracy
E.G. Marshall
Gene Kelly
Harry Morgan

Question 6:


In the real-life events on which the 1960 Broadway play Inherit the Wind was based, the defense lawyer was able to take the case pro bono because he made his money defending another client. Who was this rich client?
Charlie Chaplain
Roscoe "Fatty " Arbuckle
Al Capone
Billy Mitchell

Question 7:


Who plays Mathew Harrison Brady in the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind?
Frederick March
Harry Morgan
Dick York
Gene Kelly

Question 8:


Who plays E.K. Hornbeck in the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind?
Frederick March
Noah Beery, Jr.
Gene Kelly
Harry Morgan

Question 9:


Which actor portrays the defendant Benjamin T. Cates in the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind?
Gene Kelly
Noah Beery, Jr.
Dick York
Harry Morgan

Question 10:


Who produced and directed the movie Inherit the Wind?
Billy Rose
Stanley Kramer
Billy Budd
Cosmo Kramer

Question 11:


Who did the color cinematography for the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind?
No one
John Tomlinson
Warren Hoffman
Jimmy Boyd Smith

Question 12:


The real-life defendant, whose story was featured in the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind, spent his whole life in Dayton, Tennessee.
True
False

Question 13:


Tony Randall appeared in the 1955 Broadway play Inherit the Wind.
True
False

Question 14:


Who starred as the defense lawyer in the premiere of the 1955 Broadway play Inherit the Wind?
Frderick March
John Gleason
Paul Muni
Henry Fonda

Question 15:


In the premiere of the 1955 Broadway play Inherit the Wind, who played the role of the prosecutor?
Jack Warden
John Cameron Swayze
Henry Fonda
Ed Begley

Question 16:


The play Inherit the Wind was written almost five years before its opening. Why did it take so long to get the play produced?
Fear of the McCarthy HUAC hearings
The public did not want a play about abortions.
The public did not want a play about Sacco and Vanzetti.
The Great Depression hurt Broadway producers.

Question 17:


Which actor won a 1988 Emmy for his portrayal of the defense lawyer in one of the TV versions of the 1955 play Inherit the Wind?
Kirk Douglas
Jack Lemmon
Jason Robards, Jr.
George C. Scott

 


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