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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word does Kate use to describe sexism and racism?
(a) Comfortable.
(b) Acceptable.
(c) Inevitable.
(d) Unbelieveable

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

3. Why does Griswold believe high school students should not be allowed to have free choice?
(a) Students are not able to think clearly.
(b) Students lack common sense.
(c) Students are not ready for such degrees of freedom.
(d) Students are too selfish.

4. What organization will the lawyer invited to the debate represent?
(a) The American Civil Liberties Union.
(b) Amnesty International.
(c) People For The American Way.
(d) The Constitutional Rights Foundation.

5. What does Mr. Moore notice about the guest speakers whose photos hang on his wall?
(a) Very few of them are black.
(b) A couple of them are strangely dressed.
(c) Some of them are very distinguished looking.
(d) Many of them have passed away.

6. What did the school founder George Mason claim?
(a) That children should be seen and not heard.
(b) That money makes the world go 'round.
(c) That freedom of speech is a luxury.
(d) That freedom of the press was vital.

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

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

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

10. What subject does Nora Baines teach?
(a) Social studies.
(b) History.
(c) Art.
(d) Science.

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

12. What does Carl McLean demand?
(a) That his son be transferred to another school.
(b) The Nora be fired.
(c) That the library be closed.
(d) That the book be removed from the school.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nora say Tocqueville felt Americans truly ruled?

2. Who does Kate claim truly ruled in America?

3. Why does Griswold think schools should introduce religious concepts?

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

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

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