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

2. Under defense questioning, the students state that they were both still attending what?
(a) High school.
(b) Church.
(c) Boy Scouts.
(d) Sunday school.

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

4. Defense counters that the prosecution's opening is all a matter of interpretation and what?
(a) Many believe in both the Bible, evolution.
(b) Biblical account has not been proven.
(c) It is predominantly accepted that the Bible and evolution theory are compatible.
(d) The textbook Scopes uses has official aproval.

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

6. Debates show that many who doubt the evolution theory feel how as to its inclusion in school curricula?
(a) Have little or no opinion.
(b) Have little or no concern.
(c) Wholly in opposition.
(d) Not wholly in opposition.

7. 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 differ.
(c) Biblical interpretations, evolution theory are compatible.
(d) Biblical interpretations are inaccurate.

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

9. The defense identifies how many different constitutional objections to the statute?
(a) 7.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 14.

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

11. Because of the high publicity, how do the potential jurors feel?
(a) Most unsure if they want to be on jury.
(b) Virtually none want to be on jury.
(c) Virtually all want to be on jury.
(d) Roughly half want to be on jury.

12. About how many reporters cover the trial from Dayton?
(a) 400.
(b) 200.
(c) 100.
(d) 300.

13. 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) Any Christian view of creation.
(d) Human evolution.

14. Sunday afternoon (12th), Bryan gives a speech outside the court, but he cannot speak about what issue there?
(a) Freedom of speech.
(b) Freedom of religion.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Freedom of education.

15. Superintendent White testifies that Scopes does what?
(a) Admits he taught evolution from the text.
(b) Admits he spoke of evolution using the text after school.
(c) Denies he taught evolution from the text.
(d) Admits he spoke about evolution with a handful of students.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Most national politicians publicly choose what position on the trial?

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

4. The defense openly issues what daily notices?

5. Darrow tries to find jurors who profess what?

(see the answer keys)

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