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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Despite its rise, the anti-evolution movement lacks a clear, specific legal or political issue until when?
(a) Early 1924.
(b) Late 1921.
(c) Late 1923.
(d) Early 1925.

2. The ACLU defends teachers fired for opposing World War I and fights school systems over what mandatory exercises?
(a) Religious.
(b) Bible reading.
(c) Patriotic.
(d) Physical.

3. The 1920s see some evolution theories fitting within Christian views change as anti-evolutionists gain ground, primarily among whom?
(a) Fundamentalist Christians.
(b) Christian Scientists.
(c) Lutherans.
(d) Roman Catholics.

4. When does John W. Butler propose it a misdemeanor to teach that man evolves, "from a lower order of animal" instead of the biblical account?
(a) 1923.
(b) A1921.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1919.

5. What position does Bryan previously serve in, but later resign from?
(a) Secretary of Education.
(b) Secretary of Treasury.
(c) Secretary of the Army.
(d) Secretary of State.

Short Answer Questions

1. By 1925, the ACLU still seeks a court win, mainly as the first amendment's wording does not necessarily protect freedom of speech at what level?

2. The combination of what laws result in more students remaining in school beyond the elementary level?

3. What question does the Scopes trial rest on?

4. Anti-evolutionists gain a political and legal issue when a group in which state calls for a law against teaching evolution?

5. Bryan involves himself in how many state anti-evolution proposals in 1923?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it that the anti-evolution movement's lack of a clear, specific legal or political issue changes by late 1921?

2. Why is it that the anti-evolution crusade revives in the 1920s?

3. William Jennings Bryan is one of the key players in this historical work. His role is what?

4. What were concerns the ACLU had about Darrow?

5. How do anti-evolutionists respond to new fossil discoveries and discussion of evolution?

6. What is the position that Bryan comes to aid in prosecuting?

7. What are essential things that took place during the preliminary hearing on May 9, 1925?

8. In what fashion does defense attorney Darrow question Bryan?

9. What is Georges Cuvier's theory that is more widely accepted than Chevalier de Lamarck's?

10. What initial legislative reform does Bryan seek prior to Tennessee?

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