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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Only Yesterday, Allen seeks to provide a lively account of the 1920s, and the trial figures in a middle chapter in what way?

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

4. Why is it Larson argues that by the 1930s, fundamentalists have less to worry about?

5. Prosecutors open by briefly arguing that Scopes violates the law by teaching that humans evolve from other life forms and what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the primary positions of the defense and the prosecution?

2. How do fundamentalists approach modernists and evolutionists to debate?

3. Which side is seen as the true winner of the Scopes trial?

4. What does Bryan do the first weekend after jury selection?

5. What transpires in the 1950s?

6. What, essentially, do the prosecution and the defense offer when the judge instructs them to make their opening statements?

7. What early legal issues echo the argument that is before the court?

8. Who does Scopes confer with in New York the month before the trial?

9. What Scopes legend arose from 1931-1960?

10. How is Bryan at the center of the pretrial publicity?

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