Clarence Darrow: Biography & Quotes


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Clarence Darrow was a successful corporate lawyer in his early career, but he didn't become famous until he began practicing what other type of law?

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1. Which of the following was the first famous case argued by Clarence Darrow?

2. In which case did Clarence Darrow argue against only teaching creationism in public schools?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Read about the life of Clarence Darrow with this worksheet and quiz. You will need to know topics such as types of law he practiced and his first famous case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help you to:

  • Identify the case in which he argued against solely teaching creationism
  • Name the Tennessee state law violated by John Scopes
  • Be able to recall the reasons that Darrow argued for Leopold and Loeb to not be given the death penalty

Skills Practiced

These study tools will help you to practice the following:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Darrow's first famous case in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the types of law practiced by Darrow
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how he argued against teaching creationism in schools

Additional Learning

This lesson entitled Clarence Darrow: Biography & Quotes will further teach you about Clarence Darrow. The lesson will adhere to the following study objectives:

  • Understand the time period when Darrow was alive and working
  • Analyze the Leopold and Loeb case
  • Recognize Darrow's legacy