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. Prosecutors open by briefly arguing that Scopes violates the law by teaching that humans evolve from other life forms and what?
(a) This cannot be taught with the biblical account of creation.
(b) This denies the biblical account of creation.
(c) Scopes does not believe in the Bible.
(d) Scopes knew that teaching evolution violates the law.

2. The trial opens on Friday. What is the date?
(a) July 10, 1925.
(b) August 10, 1925.
(c) May 10, 1925.
(d) June 10, 1925.

3. The state supreme court says the anti-evolution law only applies to employees in official roles and does not violate what?
(a) Freedom of education.
(b) Individual freedom.
(c) Freedom of speech.
(d) Freedom of religion.

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

5. That weekend (11th-12th), most prosecutors go where?
(a) Knoxville.
(b) Mountains.
(c) Remain in Dayton.
(d) Chattanooga.

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

7. 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) Libertarians standing up to, defeating the majority.
(c) Moderates standing up to, defeating the majority.
(d) Libertarians standing up to, defeating the minority.

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. Who is the last witness for the prosecution who states that Scopes knew he was violating the law?
(a) Fred Robertson.
(b) Fred Robins.
(c) Fred Robinson.
(d) Fred Roberts.

15. The anti-evolution crusade continues for a period after the trial, but fundamentalist political activity declines by when?
(a) Great Depression.
(b) Cold War.
(c) World War II.
(d) McCarthy era.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who attends a sermon Bryan gives in Dayton on Sunday (12th) immediately after the first trial date?

2. The public displays what regarding formal debates over support and opposition to the evolution theory?

3. The person who has been debating Bryan over the years increases his efforts to show what as the trial nears?

4. Middle ground exists between the modernists and fundamentalists, and it garners what amount of attention?

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

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