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

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

3. The prosecution argues that the law simply bars teaching evolution, regardless of what?
(a) Evolution is.
(b) Evolution is or is not.
(c) Evolution is commonly thought to mean.
(d) Evolution is not.

4. 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) Human evolution.
(c) Any Christian view of creation.
(d) Christian fundamentalism.

5. By the 1950s, the trial becomes popular among historians and is often shown whose victory?
(a) Moderates.
(b) Liberals.
(c) Fundamentalists.
(d) Conservatives.

Short Answer Questions

1. The anti-evolution crusade continues for a period after the trial, but fundamentalist political activity declines by when?

2. Through what method does Bryan want to debunk evolution theories?

3. Only Yesterday is written by Harper's editor Frederick Lewis Allen and published in which year?

4. The Tennessee Supreme Court takes what action regarding Scopes' conviction?

5. The nation's press quickly turns from the trial to what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the issue over the morning prayer at the trial?

3. Why does the prosecution object to Darrow questioning Metcalf?

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

5. How does the questioning of the jury proceed?

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

7. Henry Fairfield Osborn approaches the trial in what fashion?

8. What does Bryan do upon conclusion of the Scopes trial?

9. Why is it important which witness the defense opens with?

10. Why are court proceedings moved to the courthouse lawn?

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