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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 9 Retelling the Story.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do members of the ACLU view the Tennessee statute as one more attempt to do?
(a) Further federal rights, liberties.
(b) Advance individual rights, liberties.
(c) Impede individual rights, liberties.
(d) Promote state rights, liberties.

2. Who spurs the idea that science and religion conflict, and deny a growing consensus among theologians and scientists by the 1900s?
(a) Historians, theologians.
(b) Historians, writers.
(c) Historians, geologists.
(d) Clergy, natural scientists.

3. Although the prosecution has seen the law upheld, what does the defense believe?
(a) They will eventually win popular support.
(b) The popular view is moving to the middle.
(c) The popular reaction was essentially split.
(d) They won the popular reaction to the trial.

4. Bryan involves himself in how many state anti-evolution proposals in 1923?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 2,
(d) 6.

5. The ACLU sees Tennessee's law against teaching evolution as part of a systematic "assault" on personal liberty, starting with limitations when?
(a) U.S. Civil War.
(b) Mexican-American War.
(c) World War I.
(d) Spanish-American War.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do modernists argue matters regarding the accounts within biblical scriptures?

2. How many high school students testify that Scopes once discussed human evolution with them?

3. What summer does the title of Edward J. Larson's work refer to?

4. The ACLU fights curricula, especially any promoting patriotism openly and labeling anything what as bad?

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

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