The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance


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1. Why did the Scopes trial garner so much national attention?

2. Which is FALSE regarding the Scopes Trial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of the history of the Scopes and Scottsboro Trials. With these questions, you can assess your knowledge of the background of each case, as well as key players and facts in the trials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • The controversial laws the defendants were charged with breaking
  • The importance of these trials and their lasting implications
  • Central figures and events of each trial

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding details of the Scopes and Scottsboro trials
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of these landmark cases to answer questions about the prosecution and defense
  • Critical Thinking - interpret relevant facts to examine information about changing social issues

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Scopes and Scottsboro legal cases, review the corresponding lesson called The Scopes Trial and Scottsboro Trials: Summaries & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how landmark cases reflect the changing social values of the time
  • Identify key people and events in these cases
  • Articulate the lasting implications of the trials