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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The ACLU defends teachers fired for opposing World War I and fights school systems over what mandatory exercises?
(a) Patriotic.
(b) Bible reading.
(c) Physical.
(d) Religious.

2. 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 symbolic rather than literal.
(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 literal rather than symbolic.

3. Darrow grows to see evolutionary theory as a way of doing what?
(a) Supporting the ACLU leaders in garnering their initial victory.
(b) Debunking biblical accounts of divine creation, design.
(c) Achieving Scopes' clearance of the criminal charges.
(d) Guaranteeing American civil liberty of freedom of speech.

4. After 1923, anti-evolutionists begin focusing on which state for legal action?
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) South Carolina.
(d) Georgia.

5. Darrow's practice shifts slowly to criminal law where he often seeks to challenge traditional ideologies of what?
(a) Morality, religion.
(b) Morality, agnosticism.
(c) Morality, nihilism.
(d) Amorality, humanity.

6. Bryan hears of the proposal to ban teaching evolution, and as he supports the idea in talks and writing, he does what else?
(a) Avoids addressing governmental bodies.
(b) Addresses joint sessions of the state's legislature.
(c) Addresses the state House of Representatives.
(d) Addresses the state Senate.

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

8. In 1925, Dayton Tennessee is what type of town?
(a) Very new.
(b) Relatively old.
(c) Very old.
(d) Relatively new.

9. What does Larson say transpires when the chief prosecutor calls for the end of the questioning?
(a) Bryan refuses to leave the witness chair.
(b) The judge terminates the questioning.
(c) Darrow objects and states that he is not finished.
(d) Bryan acquiesces to the chief prosecutor's call.

10. Bryan involves himself in how many state anti-evolution proposals in 1923?
(a) 2,
(b) 1.
(c) 4.
(d) 6.

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

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

13. 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.

14. In introducing Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, Larson centers on questioning, focusing on what?
(a) New Testament miracles.
(b) Book of Revelation.
(c) Old Testament miracles.
(d) Jesus' inner circle of disciples.

15. The 1920s see some evolution theories fitting within Christian views change as anti-evolutionists gain ground, primarily among whom?
(a) Lutherans.
(b) Fundamentalist Christians.
(c) Roman Catholics.
(d) Christian Scientists.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The ACLU fights curricula, especially any promoting patriotism openly and labeling anything what as bad?

3. Greater student numbers plus the growing fundamentalist movement means conservative Christian parents find what is coming into conflict?

4. Who spurs the idea that science and religion conflict, and deny a growing consensus among theologians and scientists by the 1900s?

5. Despite its rise, the anti-evolution movement lacks a clear, specific legal or political issue until when?

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