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

Edward Larson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 4 Choosing Sides.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. It seems an irregular case as the ACLU is paying litigation costs, and the prosecution is acting under whom?
(a) Southern Baptist minister.
(b) ACLU.
(c) Fundamentalists.
(d) Charles Darwin.

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

3. The anti-evolution movement develops during the 1920s as it does due to Bryan's leadership and what else?
(a) Fundamentalists' support of modernism.
(b) Fundamentalists' opposition to modernism.
(c) Modernists' strong support of conservative Christianity.
(d) Fundamentalists' opposition to conservative Christianity.

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

5. Larson says the defense strategy of calling a prosecutor to the stand to testify as a hostile witness is what?
(a) Inevitable.
(b) Clever.
(c) Smart.
(d) Twisted.

Short Answer Questions

1. What question does the Scopes trial rest on?

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

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

4. Anti-evolutionists gain a political and legal issue when a group in which state calls for a law against teaching evolution?

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

(see the answer key)

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