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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. Over a century before the Piltdown skull find, who argues that environmental changes may affect biological makeup, and changes pass down to offspring?
(a) Charles Dawson.
(b) Charles Darwin.
(c) Chevalier de Lamarck.
(d) Georges Cuvier.

2. Paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward labels the Piltdown skull from a new species from what extinct primate?
(a) Eolith.
(b) Eoanthropus dasoni.
(c) Eosinophil.
(d) Eohippus.

3. The National Civil Liberties Bureau was established when to defend protesters and conscientious objectors to World War I?
(a) 1917.
(b) 1918.
(c) 1916.
(d) 1915.

4. What question does the Scopes trial rest on?
(a) The Bible is not factual..
(b) The Bible has no place in the public schools.
(c) The Bible is a faulty source to educationally teach history.
(d) The Bible is a faulty source to educationally teach nature, science.

5. By 1925, the ACLU still seeks a court win, mainly as the first amendment's wording does not necessarily protect freedom of speech at what level?
(a) Municipal.
(b) State.
(c) County.
(d) Federal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bryan hears of the proposal to ban teaching evolution, and as he supports the idea in talks and writing, he does what else?

2. World War I plays an important role in the tensions between modernists and fundamentalists as what happens?

3. After the war, the National Civil Liberties Bureau changes its name to what to reflect its new focus defending labor union activists?

4. Darwin's view of random variations and survival-of-the-fittest pose problems for many Christians holding what view of nature?

5. Bryan and fundamentalists help revive talk about evolution and religious implications into what type of political issue?

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