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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following books is on the reading list for Nora's class?
(a) The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
(b) The Hobbit.
(c) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
(d) A Tale of Two Cities.

2. What do Barney and Luke claim happened to them over the summer?
(a) They were possessed.
(b) They were kidnapped.
(c) They were recruited by the baseball team.
(d) They were grounded.

3. What does Mr. McLean do when he arrives for his meeting with Mr. Moore?
(a) He asks that Nora join the meeting.
(b) He tears pages out of a copy of the novel.
(c) He reads passages from the novel.
(d) He stares in surprise at the portraits on the wall.

4. What does Barney want to do as an adult?
(a) Barney wants to be a researcher.
(b) Barney wants to be a librarian.
(c) Barney wants to be a writer.
(d) Barney wants to be a teacher.

5. What is the title of the debate?
(a) "Is America really Free?"
(b) "Is Individual Freedom Getting out of Hand?"
(c) "Is America out of Hand?"
(d) "Is Individual Freedom Worth Fighting For?"

6. Who does Principal Moore request to come to see him first thing in the morning?
(a) Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(b) Gordon McLean.
(c) Barney Roth.
(d) Nora Baines.

7. Which of the following describes Deidre Fitzgerald?
(a) An elderly woman with short hair.
(b) A tall, slender woman with a kind voice.
(c) A petite, fashionable woman.
(d) A short, heavy-set woman with glasses.

8. Who is Barney named after?
(a) A famous author.
(b) His uncle.
(c) His grandfather.
(d) A comic strip character.

9. What does Mr. Moore consider searching the school for before Mr. McLean arrives?
(a) An image of Martin Luther King.
(b) A more comfortable chair for his office.
(c) Deirdre, so she can join the meeting.
(d) A copy of "Huckleberry Finn".

10. What, according to Dickenson, is the best way to fight a lie?
(a) With legal action.
(b) With righteous indignation.
(c) By telling another lie.
(d) By showing the truth simultaneously.

11. How did Kate learn about what happened to Mrs. Salters?
(a) From her mother.
(b) From Principal Moore.
(c) From Mrs. Baines.
(d) From the local newspaper.

12. Where did Deirdre work previous to joining George Mason High School?
(a) A bookstore.
(b) A pre-school.
(c) The town library.
(d) A private school for girls.

13. What does Nora say Tocqueville felt Americans truly ruled?
(a) The modern age.
(b) The fields of science and technology.
(c) Themselves.
(d) The global economy.

14. What offends Gordon about the novel, Huckleberry Finn?
(a) The novel's stereotypical characters.
(b) The portrayal of women in the novel.
(c) The use of the word "nigger" in the novel.
(d) The novel's sexual content.

15. Where do Deirdre and Nora discuss the truth behind what happened to Mrs. Salter?
(a) In the school library.
(b) At a fast food joint.
(c) In the teachers' lounge.
(d) At a coffeeshop.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following authors is mentioned as having been attacked in the past?

2. Who is Carl McLean?

3. In a class discussion, what does Kate note about authors?

4. What scenario does Griswald use to question the definition of freedom?

5. Who bounces a book off of Kate's head?

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