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. Anti-evolutionists gain a political and legal issue when a group in which state calls for a law against teaching evolution?
(a) Florida.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Oklahoma.
(d) Kentucky.

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

3. Larson shows that how many theories of evolutionary development fit nicely within a Christian explanation of the world?
(a) Virtually none.
(b) Most.
(c) Some.
(d) Nearly all.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does John W. Butler propose it a misdemeanor to teach that man evolves, "from a lower order of animal" instead of the biblical account?

2. Academic freedom has always been a concern for the ACLU, as it relates to what?

3. Futile attempts of the ACLU in cases before Scopes' trial are likely because of what general attitude during and directly after World War I?

4. Because of the shape and size of the Piltdown skull, scientists at that time believe it is a what?

5. After the war, the cultural crisis grows worse for fundamentalists and they begin to take what action?

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