Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion Test | Final Test - Medium

Edward Larson
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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. How many high school students testify that Scopes once discussed human evolution with them?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 1.
(d) 3.

2. Jurors leave the courtroom again, and both sides argue admissibility of expert testimony on evolution for how long?
(a) Several hours.
(b) Several days.
(c) 1 day.
(d) 1/2 day.

3. Prosecutors privately boast that they will ambush the defense, who will expect them to restrict the case to what?
(a) Human evolution is not proven.
(b) Human evolution, Christianity are incompatible.
(c) Incompatibility of Christianity, evolution.
(d) People's right to control school curricula.

4. Jury selection begins when on Friday (10th)?
(a) Late morning.
(b) Late afternoon.
(c) After lunch.
(d) Mid-afternoon.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the last witness for the prosecution who states that Scopes knew he was violating the law?

2. What does the defense stress?

3. Although the prosecution has seen the law upheld, what does the defense believe?

4. Both sides use the media in attempts to throw off the other. How?

5. High school texts are rewritten in the wake of the trial, with many doing what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Dayton left following the trial?

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

4. What transpires in the 1950s?

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

6. How does Davenport prepare for the trial?

7. What did McCarthy-era attacks bring the Scopes trial to symbolize?

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

9. What Scopes legend arose from 1931-1960?

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

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