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

Edward Larson
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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. The defense identifies how many different constitutional objections to the statute?

2. How soon does Bryan die after the trial ends?

3. The jury lets the judge impose the minimum fine of how much?

4. Larson illustrates how collective memories of events do what?

5. Allen's account of Darrow questioning Bryan reconstructs the events and transforms them into a defeat for what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What witnesses does the prosecution call?

2. Why is Monday, the second trial date, essential for the defense?

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

4. How does Davenport prepare for the trial?

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

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

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

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

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

10. Was there any middle ground between the modernists and fundamentalists?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the origins of the ACLU put them in a position to test the Tennessee law and help in Scopes' defense?

Essay Topic 2

How does the shift in memories regarding the trial make the political landscape in the 1960s? Challenges to what type of statutes are made? In what fashion are the first and fourteenth amendments being applied at the state level? What was happening to anti-evolution laws?

Essay Topic 3

What descriptions and statements does Larson utilize to portray the scene of the trial? What is it the reader easily views, and why?

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