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

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

2. As desire for academic freedom spreads to high schools, the ACLU defends teachers and what else?
(a) Makes appeals to school boards.
(b) Organizes local civil protests.
(c) Publishes statements on the issue.
(d) Makes appeals to state supreme courts.

3. How many conservatives gather at the first World's Christian Fundamentals Association conference in 1919?
(a) 600.
(b) 600,000.
(c) 60,000.
(d) 6,000.

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

5. Talk of evolution and new fossil finds have anti-evolutionists responding how beyond calling for teaching limits?
(a) Many note the teaching compatability of science, Christianity.
(b) Numerous seek requisite Bible teaching in public schools.
(c) Some decry the fossils as frauds, challenge their antiquity.
(d) Most strive for equal time instructing evolution, the Bible.

Short Answer Questions

1. After defeat of the first bill for a ban on teaching evolution, Bryan argues that who should decide what is taught?

2. The Introduction focuses on questioning taking place on a wooden platform in what location?

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

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

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