Inherit the Wind

by: Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee

Themes, Motifs & Symbols Quick Quiz

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The playwrights characterize religious fundamentalism as serving ___.

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What historical process(es) informed the play’s thematic conflict between rural conservatism and urban progressivism?

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What important thematic conflict is manifested in Bertram Cates’s decision to stand up for his beliefs?

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What motif helps frame the “fundamentalism vs. freedom of thought” theme in the more personal terms of individual relationships?

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What symbol represents the rapid technological advancement of early twentieth-century America?