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Monday, April 19, 2021

Take the Clarence Darrow Quiz!

Take a quick break from studies and enter to win the Clarence Darrow quiz!

Yesterday was the birthday of Clarence Darrow (1857-1938), perhaps the most famous American trial attorney. The Law Library holds the preeminent collection of Darrow's letters, together with case material, debates, speeches, and writings by the great lawyer. To learn more, see the Library's award-winning Clarence Darrow Digital site, which features hundreds of letters to and from Darrow and extensive material related to his most notable cases.

Test your Darrow knowledge by submitting answers to the following questions (it won't take too long)!
1. Which trial among the following was Darrow not involved in as defense counsel?
a) Leopold and Loeb 
b) Dr. Ossian Sweet 
c) Sacco and Vanzetti
d) John Thomas Scopes

2. Which film(s) were not based on Clarence Darrow cases?

a) Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
b) Inherit the Wind (1960)
c) Rope (1948)
d) Suspicion (1941)

3. Which are quotes from Clarence Darrow?

a) "When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it."
b) "From the crooked timber of humanity a straight thing was never made."
c) "The world is made up for the most part of morons and natural tyrants, sure of themselves, strong in their own opinions, never doubting anything."
d) "As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever."
e) "Every government on earth is the personification of violence and force, and yet the doctrine of non-resistance is as old as human thought — even more than this, the instinct is as old as life upon the earth."
4. Which if any of the following is not held in the Law Library's Clarence Darrow collection (hint: most of them we do have)?
a) a set of Darrow's own Illinois case reports?
b) an original movie poster from Inherit the Wind?
c) a letter from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Darrow?
d) a caricature of Darrow by Aline Fruhauf?
e) Darrow's silver comb.

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