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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Internal conflict, confusion, and maneuvering characterize which side in the days before the state supreme court hears the case?
(a) Primarily the defense.
(b) Both the defense, prosecution.
(c) Neither the defense, prosecution.
(d) Primarily the prosecution.

2. Both sides use the media in attempts to throw off the other. How?
(a) Both sides broadcasting as much as possible to confuse.
(b) Both sides broadcasting much falsely to confuse.
(c) Keeping quiet or broadcasting everything possible.
(d) Keeping quiet or broadcasting virtually all falsely.

3. Tennessee newspapers see the trial as what?
(a) Both as a draw and a victory for each side.
(b) Both as a loss and a victory for each side.
(c) Neither as a loss or a victory for either side.
(d) Both as a loss and a draw for each side.

4. Although the prosecution has seen the law upheld, what does the defense believe?
(a) The popular reaction was essentially split.
(b) They will eventually win popular support.
(c) The popular view is moving to the middle.
(d) They won the popular reaction to the trial.

5. Jury selection begins when on Friday (10th)?
(a) Late afternoon.
(b) After lunch.
(c) Mid-afternoon.
(d) Late morning.

6. Scopes leaves following the verdict to study where?
(a) University of Chicago.
(b) Princeton University.
(c) University of Tennessee.
(d) University of Iowa.

7. Other writers follow Allen's unintentional reconstructions and view the trial as the last stand of what?
(a) Teaching evolution in schools
(b) Darrow's defense of Scopes.
(c) Christian fundamentalism.
(d) Darwin's theory of evolution.

8. Tennessee outlaws teaching that denies the biblical account of creation, so the defense wants to show what?
(a) Evolution theory is proven, biblical interpretations differ.
(b) Biblical interpretations are inaccurate.
(c) Biblical interpretations, evolution theory are compatible.
(d) Biblical interpretations differ.

9. The defense challenges the anti-evolution statute's constitutionality on the second day using a motion to what?
(a) Quash, as the text has approval.
(b) Move the trial, given the publicity.
(c) Move the trial's given location.
(d) Quash the indictment.

10. On what grounds does Darrow argue that the statute is illegal, given that it imposes a specific religious stance?
(a) Violates freedom of speech.
(b) Violates freedom of education.
(c) Multiple interpretations exist.
(d) Evolutionary theory is proven.

11. The modern Scopes legend arises in part by the release of Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s and what other film?
(a) Wind over Water.
(b) Gone With the Wind.
(c) Inherit the Wind.
(d) The Wind.

12. The Tennessee Supreme Court takes what action regarding Scopes' conviction?
(a) Reverts to lower court.
(b) Sustains.
(c) Upholds.
(d) Overturns.

13. Under cross-examination, White admits that who officially adopts the text?
(a) School board textbook committee.
(b) State textbook commission.
(c) Municipal textbook commission.
(d) County textbook commission.

14. Once proceedings are over, the jury returns to the room for instructions, having heard how much testimony and questioning?
(a) 2 hours testimony, no questioning.
(b) 2 hours testimony, minimal questioning.
(c) 4 hours testimony, minimal questioning.
(d) 4 hours testimony, no questioning.

15. Bryan leaves legal issues to the other lawyers and assumes responsibility to do what?
(a) Find scientists, attorneys to testify.
(b) Find scholars, scientists to testify.
(c) Find scientists, theologians to testify.
(d) Find theologians, clergy to testify.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the same grand jury that convened several months prior now returning?

2. What is President Calvin Coolidge's position on the trial?

3. The ACLU begins preparing for an appeal and tries to exclude Darrow from the proceedings. What does he do?

4. By ending the defense without a closing argument, Darrow averts what?

5. That weekend (11th-12th), most prosecutors go where?

(see the answer keys)

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