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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one ACLU concern with Darrow?
2. Which two young attorneys agree to serve on the prosecution?
3. The anti-evolution crusade revives in the 1920s due partly to high school enrollments at all time highs and what else?
4. The 1920s see some evolution theories fitting within Christian views change as anti-evolutionists gain ground, primarily among whom?
5. Futile attempts of the ACLU in cases before Scopes' trial are likely because of what general attitude during and directly after World War I?
Short Essay Questions
1. What role does World War I play in the tensions between fundamentalists and modernists?
2. Why was Scopes seen as the ideal defendant?
3. What is the find that paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward labels Eoanthropus dasoni?
4. What are some of the similarities Darrow will present in comparison to Bryan?
5. What initial legislative reform does Bryan seek prior to Tennessee?
6. What is the evolutionary theory that French naturalist Chevalier de Lamarck suggests more than a century prior to Darwin's?
7. How is it that this case does not seem normal from the start?
8. William Jennings Bryan is one of the key players in this historical work. His role is what?
9. What is Georges Cuvier's theory that is more widely accepted than Chevalier de Lamarck's?
10. Although Darrow never specifically asked about evolution, he did lead Bryan through a series of questions intended to show what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What effects upon collective memories of trial events transpire over time? How does the socio-political context of subsequent time periods influence these effects?
Essay Topic 2
What descriptions and statements does Larson utilize to portray the scene of the trial? What is it the reader easily views, and why?
Essay Topic 3
What role does the media play in the Scopes trial? How does it view the press releases and lectures that the lawyers of both sides offer?
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