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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 3 In Defense of Individual Liberty.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who finds part of a parietal bone and skull pieces long before the trial that become known as the Piltdown skull?
(a) Chevalier de Lamarck.
(b) Georges Cuvier.
(c) Charles Darwin.
(d) Charles Dawson.

2. As it makes its way into the press, papers proclaim the Piltdown skull proves whose theory of evolution?
(a) Charles Darwin.
(b) Georges Cuvier.
(c) Chevalier de Lamarck.
(d) Charles Dawson.

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

4. Bryan is caught between arguing for a literal interpretation of the Bible and accommodating facts about what?
(a) Biology, the solar system.
(b) Evolution.
(c) Geology, biology.
(d) Geology, the solar system.

5. After defeat of the first bill for a ban on teaching evolution, Bryan argues that who should decide what is taught?
(a) School boards.
(b) Parents.
(c) Courts.
(d) Taxpayers.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Tennessee's bill passes, the ACLU runs a notice where, seeking a teacher willing to challenge the law?

2. In defending conscientious objectors and war protesters, National Civil Liberties Bureau activists see that what are not the same?

3. What else pushes evolution to the forefront of public debate in the early 1920s?

4. Bryan involves himself in how many state anti-evolution proposals in 1923?

5. Larson shows that how many theories of evolutionary development fit nicely within a Christian explanation of the world?

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