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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Griswold, who has the right to participate in the activities of pubic school systems?
(a) Any taxpayer.
(b) Members of the Parent Teacher Association.
(c) Anyone with a driver's licence.
(d) Students.

2. Who is Kent Dickenson?
(a) The father of a student in Nora's class.
(b) The debater from The American Civil Liberties Union.
(c) The school superintendant.
(d) A teacher at the school.

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

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

5. In Matthew's story, what was the topic of the speaker's speech?
(a) The marvels of the body.
(b) The mysteries of the universe.
(c) The miracles of the mind.
(d) The essence of the soul.

6. What does Nora anticipate will happen at the school over the "Huckleberry Finn" issue?
(a) She anticipates a "pointless confrontation".
(b) She anticipates a "heated discussion".
(c) She anticipates a "coup d'etat".
(d) She anticipates a "big explosion".

7. Who is Hugo Black?
(a) A Supreme Court Justice
(b) A school janitor.
(c) A student in Maggie's class.
(d) A participant in the debate.

8. Where is the debate being held?
(a) The cafeteria.
(b) The auditorium.
(c) The library.
(d) A classroom.

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

10. What does Mr. Moore believe will happen in Nora's class?
(a) The book will be censored of all offensive content.
(b) The book will no longer be taught.
(c) The book will be taught in the context of anti-racism.
(d) The black students will be excused from the class.

11. According to Nora Baines, what or who had been a victim of assaults in the previous school year?
(a) Library books.
(b) Members of the glee club.
(c) The chairs in the cafeteria.
(d) The school mascot.

12. According to Nora, how did Principal Moore deal with controversial books?
(a) He would encourage students to read them.
(b) He would tear out the pages with offensive content.
(c) He would let the P.T.A. decide what to do.
(d) He would ask Mrs. Salter to remove them from the library.

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

14. Who is Carl McLean?
(a) The leader of the Parent Teacher Association.
(b) A student in Nora's class.
(c) The school superintendant.
(d) Gordon's father.

15. In a class discussion, what does Kate note about authors?
(a) Authors are not all male.
(b) Authors are free to write whatever they want to.
(c) Authors don't make much money.
(d) Authors often use pseudonyms.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Maggie hope to get her students to learn to think for themselves?

2. What is the name of the school the students attend?

3. What nickname do Barney and Luke have for their principal?

4. What is supposed to happen when complaints are made about books in the school library?

5. How does Barney say Kate gets her fun?

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