Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Only Yesterday is written by Harper's editor Frederick Lewis Allen and published in which year?
(a) 1931.
(b) 1961.
(c) 1951.
(d) 1941.

2. What does the defense stress?
(a) Freedom of speech, separation of church and state.
(b) Freedom of education, speech, religion.
(c) Freedom of religion, separation of church and state.
(d) Freedom of speech, religion.

3. How does the prosecution handle jury selection?
(a) Rejects any accepting evolution theory.
(b) Accepts only those professing Christianity.
(c) Accepts after rigorous questioning.
(d) Readily accepts almost everyone.

4. In Only Yesterday, Allen seeks to provide a lively account of the 1920s, and the trial figures in a middle chapter in what way?
(a) Predominant feature, given a precise analysis.
(b) Minor feature, given an overly simplistic analysis.
(c) Predominant feature, lacking any analysis.
(d) .Predominant feature, given an overly simplistic analysis.

5. Why is it Larson argues that by the 1930s, fundamentalists have less to worry about?
(a) Fundamentalism is on the rise during the Depression.
(b) Many states, districts limit teaching of evolution.
(c) Fundamentalism is on the decline.
(d) Tennessee Supreme Court upholds anti-evolution law.

6. Who, at the time, sees the trial as a clear-cut victory for the defense or the prosecution?
(a) Scopes.
(b) Rappleyea.
(c) No one.
(d) Darrow.

7. Darrow tries to find jurors who profess what?
(a) Accept evolution.
(b) Not bound to fundamentalism.
(c) Whether or not a conservative Christian.
(d) An open mind.

8. Why is Darrow's rebuttal critical when the prosecution argues that the majority should be able to decide what is taught?
(a) Plans to show both biblical accounts and evolution must be taught..
(b) Plans to show different interpretations of biblical passages.
(c) Plans to forego closing argument, cutting out prosecution's plans.
(d) Plans to show that the text Scopes uses teaching evolution has official approval.

9. Larson says that Darrow asks potential jurors if they know anything about evolution, think the Bible opposes it, and what third issue?
(a) See middle ground between Christianity, evolution.
(b) Can decide given case presented.
(c) Are bound by fundamentalism.
(d) Believe Scopes is guilty of a crime.

10. On Wednesday (15th), the judge recalls the jurors and instructs each side to do what?
(a) Call opening witnesses in turn.
(b) Enter items into evidence.
(c) Give opening statements.
(d) Examine, cross-examine the first witness.

11. With the McCarthy-era attacks on individual liberty and rights, what does the trial come to symbolize?
(a) Conservatives standing up to, defeating the minority.
(b) Moderates standing up to, defeating the majority.
(c) Libertarians standing up to, defeating the minority.
(d) Libertarians standing up to, defeating the majority.

12. Who attends a sermon Bryan gives in Dayton on Sunday (12th) immediately after the first trial date?
(a) Presiding judge.
(b) Darrow.
(c) Most of the jury.
(d) Scopes.

13. The ACLU begins preparing for an appeal and tries to exclude Darrow from the proceedings. What does he do?
(a) Leaves the defense team.
(b) Remains on the defense team.
(c) Concentrates on writing a book.
(d) Moves on to other cases.

14. Allen's account of Darrow questioning Bryan reconstructs the events and transforms them into a defeat for what?
(a) Law banning teaching of evolution.
(b) Christian fundamentalism.
(c) Human evolution.
(d) Any Christian view of creation.

15. Bryan concedes that he interprets the Bible and at times, he does not know the answers to what?
(a) Zoological questions Darrow raises.
(b) Biblical questions Darrow raises.
(c) Evolution questions Darrow raises.
(d) Biological questions Darrow raises.

Short Answer Questions

1. In June 1925, Scopes meets with which three well-known scientists who help shape public response to his trial?

2. The prosecution argues that the law simply bars teaching evolution, regardless of what?

3. Under defense questioning, the students state that they were both still attending what?

4. About how many reporters cover the trial from Dayton?

5. Once proceedings are over, the jury returns to the room for instructions, having heard how much testimony and questioning?

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