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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who asks some of Scopes' students to testify against him even though they are reluctant to?
(a) Bryan.
(b) Rappleyea.
(c) Darrow.
(d) Scopes.

4. Why are Christian scientists less able to enter the fray and offer theories allowing both the Bible and science?
(a) Due to discoveries in experimental generics.
(b) Due to discoveries in experimetal palentology.
(c) Due to discoveries in experimental genetics.
(d) Due to discoveries in experimental genus.

5. Which man, Darrow or Bryan, eventually backs down from the challenges the Scopes trial presents?
(a) Neither.
(b) Both.
(c) Bryan.
(d) Darrow.

6. Greater student numbers plus the growing fundamentalist movement means conservative Christian parents find what is coming into conflict?
(a) Children's faith, education.
(b) Parents' faith, children's beliefs.
(c) Parents' education, faith.
(d) Parents' faith, children's education.

7. Which two young attorneys agree to serve on the prosecution?
(a) Ben G. McKenzie, John T. Raulston.
(b) Herbert E. Hicks, Sue K. Hicks.
(c) John T. Raulston, George W. Rappleyea.
(d) Herbert E. Hicks, George W. Rappleyea.

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

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

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

11. Who finds part of a parietal bone and skull pieces long before the trial that become known as the Piltdown skull?
(a) Chevalier de Lamarck.
(b) Charles Dawson.
(c) Georges Cuvier.
(d) Charles Darwin.

12. Larson presents the leading players, Darrow and Bryan, and provides a sense of what between them?
(a) Respect, courtesy.
(b) Tension, professionalism.
(c) Antagonism, tension.
(d) Respect, professionalism.

13. Scopes is the ideal defendant in many ways being young, single, shy, well-liked, and what else?
(a) Plans to publish book about the trial.
(b) Can offer soapbox replies about evolution.
(c) Willing to pursue postgraduate studies in law.
(d) Having little to lose.

14. Offering to move the trial up, the presiding judge seeks to do what?
(a) Ensuring fair trial proceedings, justice.
(b) Avoid conflicting with the school session.
(c) Limiting time for defense preparation.
(d) Avoiding publicity, unfair trial atmosphere.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do individuals frequently refer to the Scopes trial as?

2. Why does Darrow volunteer to defend Scopes beyond believing teachers should be able to instruct evolution?

3. The initial bill, calling for a ban on teaching evolution in schools, results in defeat by how many votes in the state's House of Representatives?

4. By 1925, the ACLU still seeks a court win, mainly as the first amendment's wording does not necessarily protect freedom of speech at what level?

5. Talk of evolution and new fossil finds have anti-evolutionists responding how beyond calling for teaching limits?

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