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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In June 1925, Scopes meets with which three well-known scientists who help shape public response to his trial?
(a) Henry Fairfield Osborn, J. McKeen Cattell, Charles B. Davenport.
(b) Henry Fairfield Osborn, Ben G. McKenzie, Charles B. Davenport.
(c) Henry Fairfield Osborn, J. McKeen Cattell, John T. Raulston.
(d) George W. Rappleyea, J. McKeen Cattell, Charles B. Davenport.

3. Prosecutors privately boast that they will ambush the defense, who will expect them to restrict the case to what?
(a) People's right to control school curricula.
(b) Human evolution is not proven.
(c) Incompatibility of Christianity, evolution.
(d) Human evolution, Christianity are incompatible.

4. Bryan comes how many days before the trial, giving him control over the "stage" of Dayton until defense arrival?
(a) 9.
(b) 3.
(c) 5.
(d) 7.

5. By ending the defense without a closing argument, Darrow averts what?
(a) Closing argument by Bryan, defense appeal.
(b) Possible hung jury, prolonging defense appeal.
(c) Closing prosecution argument, maximum fine.
(d) Maximum fine imposition.

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

7. What is President Calvin Coolidge's position on the trial?
(a) It is a Tennessee matter.
(b) Modernist.
(c) Fundamentalist.
(d) Declines to comment.

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

9. The jury deliberates how long before returning with a guilty verdict?
(a) 90 minutes.
(b) 1/2 day.
(c) 1 day.
(d) 9 minutes.

10. The nation's press quickly turns from the trial to what?
(a) Other topics.
(b) Scopes' appeals.
(c) Fundamentalist demonstrations.
(d) Significance it has.

11. The defense openly issues what daily notices?
(a) Which possible strategies they may follow.
(b) Which expert witnesses may testify, possible strategies.
(c) Which expert witnesses may testify.
(d) All witnesses who will testify, all possible strategies.

12. Bryan begins to believe that the trial needs to exclude any discussion on what?
(a) Christianity itself.
(b) Biology itself.
(c) Bible itself.
(d) Evolution itself.

13. High school texts are rewritten in the wake of the trial, with many doing what?
(a) Taking out or severely limiting discussion of human evolution.
(b) Affording greater detail to human evolution.
(c) Offering compatibility between evolution, Christian creation.
(d) Giving equal space to evolution, anti-evolution.

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

15. How soon does Bryan die after the trial ends?
(a) Less than 1 months.
(b) Less than 1 week.
(c) Less than 2 months.
(d) Less than 2 weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. The state supreme court says the anti-evolution law only applies to employees in official roles and does not violate what?

2. Both sides use the media in attempts to throw off the other. How?

3. On Tuesday (14th), the judge lets a local pastors' association select subsequent ministers to pray, and they choose which?

4. Jurors leave the courtroom again, and both sides argue admissibility of expert testimony on evolution for how long?

5. How does the prosecution handle jury selection?

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