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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) A Tale of Two Cities.
(b) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
(c) The Hobbit.
(d) The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

2. What book by Alexis de Tocqueville does Nora introduce in her class?
(a) America and her People.
(b) Discovering America.
(c) Democracy in America.
(d) Bonjour, America.

3. It is Black's belief that having the ability to explore, grow and adapt free of government control will create what for the people?
(a) Misery and anguish.
(b) Sense and sensibility.
(c) Happiness and security.
(d) Fortune and prosperity.

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

5. What does Nora Bates make her class do in addition to studying their textbooks?
(a) Interview local historians.
(b) Watch the evening news.
(c) Read novels.
(d) Keep a journal.

6. What is the name of the class Maggie Crowley teaches?
(a) American Point of View.
(b) American Debates.
(c) American Geography.
(d) American Problems.

7. What is the name of the school the students attend?
(a) George Mason High School
(b) Lincoln High School
(c) Fitzgerald High School
(d) Hagstrom High School

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

9. What would be Griswold's preferred title for the debate?
(a) "Is False Freedom Giving True Freedom a Bad Name?"
(b) "Where is Freedom?"
(c) "Is Undervaluing Freedom Ruining America?"
(d) "Is America Free for All, or Just for Few?"

10. What position does Deidre Fitzgerald hold at the school?
(a) Vice-principal.
(b) Librarian.
(c) Math teacher.
(d) Art teacher.

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

12. What does Gordon say about his parents?
(a) They are too lenient.
(b) They don't know the meaning of the word 'discipline'.
(c) They are strict.
(d) They are tough like prison guards.

13. At which university was the speaker Matthew Griswold referred to in his story booed?
(a) Princeton.
(b) Yale.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Brown.

14. In 1919, for what crime were who flew red flags, arrested?
(a) Bad taste.
(b) Treason.
(c) Disturbing the peace.
(d) Communism.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Griswold believe high school students should not be allowed to have free choice?

2. What is Kate's opinion of Huckleberry Finn?

3. What does Mr. Moore attempt to explain about the racist references in the novel?

4. What is the topic of the book Barney went to the library to find?

5. Who does Carl suggest should be photographed to balance out the wall of photos?

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