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

2. Because of the shape and size of the Piltdown skull, scientists at that time believe it is a what?
(a) Homoousian.
(b) Hominoid.
(c) Homocysteine.
(d) Homogenate,

3. What else pushes evolution to the forefront of public debate in the early 1920s?
(a) New fossil discoveries.
(b) Major changes in theological positions of Catholicism.
(c) World War I veterans enter postgraduate studies.
(d) Major changes in theological positions of Christian Science.

4. What summer does the title of Edward J. Larson's work refer to?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1925.
(c) 1924.
(d) 1922.

5. The author identifies the timing of the anti-evolution movement of the 1920s is due in part to what?
(a) College growth.
(b) Growth of public, private schools.
(c) Growth of public schools.
(d) Growth of private schools.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who argues that the earth has a very long geologic history and that some biological species are extinct?

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

4. Larson's introduction serves as a preview of the Scopes trial and issues it raises for whom?

5. Bryan is caught between arguing for a literal interpretation of the Bible and accommodating facts about what?

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