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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 1 Digging Up Controversy.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do individuals frequently refer to the Scopes trial as?
(a) Scopes primate trial.
(b) Scopes ape trial.
(c) Scopes monkey trial.
(d) Scopes gorilla trial.

2. Larson presents the leading players, Darrow and Bryan, and provides a sense of what between them?
(a) Tension, professionalism.
(b) Respect, courtesy.
(c) Antagonism, tension.
(d) Respect, professionalism.

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

4. The scene that the author refers to in his Introduction is said to be reminiscent of what dramatic scenes?
(a) Stage, TV.
(b) Movie, TV.
(c) Stage, movie.
(d) Radio, TV.

5. Some geologists reconcile biblical accounts with theories of the earth's lengthy geologic past and extinct species by positing how?
(a) Accounts of human life spans of hundreds of years are literal.
(b) Account of six days is symbolic rather than literal.
(c) Account of six days is literal rather than symbolic.
(d) Account of only lives on Noah's ark surviving a great flood is literal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the jaw for the Piltdown skull appear to be of?

2. The author identifies the timing of the anti-evolution movement of the 1920s is due in part to what?

3. What question does the Scopes trial rest on?

4. The combination of what laws result in more students remaining in school beyond the elementary level?

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

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