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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. World War I plays an important role in the tensions between modernists and fundamentalists as what happens?
(a) Nearly all modernists support the war, and global affairs intervention.
(b) Many fundamentalists support the war, and global affairs intervention.
(c) Many modernists support the war, and global affairs intervention.
(d) Many modernists oppose the war, and global affairs intervention.

2. Despite its rise, the anti-evolution movement lacks a clear, specific legal or political issue until when?
(a) Early 1924.
(b) Late 1923.
(c) Early 1925.
(d) Late 1921.

3. The combination of what laws result in more students remaining in school beyond the elementary level?
(a) Child labor, labor union.
(b) Compulsory education, apprentice.
(c) Labor union, compulsory education.
(d) Child labor, compulsory education.

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

5. Which New Yorker, originally with a chemical engineering doctorate, sees a way to challenge the anti-evolution law?
(a) Tom Stewart.
(b) George W. Rappleyea.
(c) John T. Raulston.
(d) Ben G. McKenzie.

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

7. What do members of the ACLU view the Tennessee statute as one more attempt to do?
(a) Further federal rights, liberties.
(b) Advance individual rights, liberties.
(c) Promote state rights, liberties.
(d) Impede individual rights, liberties.

8. Some geologists reconcile biblical accounts with theories of the earth's lengthy geologic past and extinct species by positing how?
(a) Account of six days is literal rather than symbolic.
(b) Accounts of human life spans of hundreds of years are literal.
(c) Account of only lives on Noah's ark surviving a great flood is literal.
(d) Account of six days is symbolic rather than literal.

9. Futile attempts of the ACLU in cases before Scopes' trial are likely because of what general attitude during and directly after World War I?
(a) Antisocialism, capitalism.
(b) Anticommunism, fundamentalism.
(c) Fundamentalism, patriotism.
(d) Anticommunism, patriotism.

10. 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?
(a) 1919.
(b) A1921.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1923.

11. What is it that Larson shows that helps put the ACLU into a position to test the Tennessee law and defend Scopes?
(a) That law holds a criminal penalty.
(b) Darrow agrees to defend.
(c) Its origins.
(d) Locating a willing teacher.

12. The text Scopes has been using while filling in for the regular biology teacher has what approval?
(a) Municipal.
(b) School board.
(c) State.
(d) County.

13. In the 1920s, which denominational leaders stress the divine inspiration of the Bible and its literal interpretation?
(a) Christian Science, Roman Catholic.
(b) Baptist, Lutheran.
(c) Presbyterian, Methodist.
(d) Baptist, Presbyterian.

14. Another ACLU worry, if both Darrow and Bryan work on the trial, is that it would become a clash between what?
(a) Fundamentalism, modernism.
(b) Liberals, conservatives.
(c) Religion, anti-religion.
(d) Science, religion.

15. When Tennessee's bill passes, the ACLU runs a notice where, seeking a teacher willing to challenge the law?
(a) Memphis Flyer.
(b) Nashville Tribune.
(c) Knoxville Journal.
(d) Chattanooga Times.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Bryan offers his services to the prosecution in mid-May despite not having been practicing law for how long?

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