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 modern Scopes legend arises in part by the release of Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s and what other film?

2. Most major newspapers take what position?

3. By ending the defense without a closing argument, Darrow averts what?

4. The defense challenges the anti-evolution statute's constitutionality on the second day using a motion to what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it important when Darrow ended?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Why is the timing of the anti-evolution movement in the 1920s so pivotal? How does the combination of compulsory education and child labor laws factor in?

Essay Topic 3

What is the Piltdown skull? What is its significance? What leads scientists to believe it was hominoid? What was unique about the jaw? What was Arthur Smith Woodward's connection to the skull and his importance? Why is it the larger American begins to take notice?

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