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

Edward Larson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 2 Government by the People.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The initial bill, calling for a ban on teaching evolution in schools, results in defeat by how many votes in the state's House of Representatives?
(a) 1.
(b) 6.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

2. Darwin's view of random variations and survival-of-the-fittest pose problems for many Christians holding what view of nature?
(a) Geological.
(b) Biological.
(c) Teleological.
(d) Physiological.

3. After the war, the cultural crisis grows worse for fundamentalists and they begin to take what action?
(a) Religious.
(b) Revolutionary.
(c) Social.
(d) Terrorist.

4. In addition to Florida, which state passes a minor resolution on the anti-evolution issue in 1923?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Oklahoma.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) Kentucky.

5. What does Larson say transpires when the chief prosecutor calls for the end of the questioning?
(a) Bryan refuses to leave the witness chair.
(b) The judge terminates the questioning.
(c) Darrow objects and states that he is not finished.
(d) Bryan acquiesces to the chief prosecutor's call.

Short Answer Questions

1. In introducing Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, Larson centers on questioning, focusing on what?

2. Paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward labels the Piltdown skull from a new species from what extinct primate?

3. Larson says the defense strategy of calling a prosecutor to the stand to testify as a hostile witness is what?

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

5. Darrow defends John Scopes for violating which laws, saying evolution cannot be taught in public schools?

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