Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 8 The End of an Era.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The anti-evolution movement develops during the 1920s as it does due to Bryan's leadership and what else?
(a) Modernists' strong support of conservative Christianity.
(b) Fundamentalists' opposition to modernism.
(c) Fundamentalists' opposition to conservative Christianity.
(d) Fundamentalists' support of modernism.

2. What do modernists argue matters regarding the accounts within biblical scriptures?
(a) Understanding; application to people's needs.
(b) Interpretation; application to children's education.
(c) Precision; unerring scientific accuracy.
(d) Precision; unerring historical accuracy.

3. Both sides use the media in attempts to throw off the other. How?
(a) Both sides broadcasting much falsely to confuse.
(b) Keeping quiet or broadcasting everything possible.
(c) Both sides broadcasting as much as possible to confuse.
(d) Keeping quiet or broadcasting virtually all falsely.

4. Bryan hears of the proposal to ban teaching evolution, and as he supports the idea in talks and writing, he does what else?
(a) Avoids addressing governmental bodies.
(b) Addresses joint sessions of the state's legislature.
(c) Addresses the state Senate.
(d) Addresses the state House of Representatives.

5. Bryan and fundamentalists help revive talk about evolution and religious implications into what type of political issue?
(a) Sporadic.
(b) Major.
(c) Minor.
(d) Local.

Short Answer Questions

1. Both sides predict victory, yet the ACLU also makes plans for what?

2. Although the prosecution has seen the law upheld, what does the defense believe?

3. Anti-evolutionists gain a political and legal issue when a group in which state calls for a law against teaching evolution?

4. In addition to Florida, which state passes a minor resolution on the anti-evolution issue in 1923?

5. In the 1920s, which denominational leaders stress the divine inspiration of the Bible and its literal interpretation?

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