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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Gordon McLean?
(a) A student who works on the school newspaper.
(b) An exchange student from Scotland.
(c) The chairman of the P.T.A.
(d) A student in Nora's class.

2. What point does Griswold make about the Supreme Court upholding the separation of Church and state?
(a) That people will support a change someday.
(b) That the Supreme Court is full of clowns.
(c) That slavery and segregation were once upheld, too.
(d) That American will one day suffer as a result.

3. What does Nora ask Matthew Griswold?
(a) Whether she can grade him on his Americanism.
(b) Whether she can grade him on his individualism.
(c) Whether she can grade him on his socialism.
(d) Whether she can grade him on his professionalism.

4. What is Kate's opinion of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) The novel is misunderstood.
(b) The novel is Kate's favorite.
(c) The novel is racist and sexist.
(d) The novel is too difficult to understand.

5. What occurred prior to Mrs. Salters leaving her position at the school?
(a) An affair.
(b) An altercation.
(c) An assault.
(d) An accident.

6. What is Gordon's opinion of Nora after reading Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Nora must not care how her black students feel.
(b) Nora must be trying to offend the boys in her class.
(c) Nora must not have read the book.
(d) Nora must be a feminist.

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

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

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

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

11. In Chapter 7, what is said to be the enemy of true freedom?
(a) Racism.
(b) Prejudice.
(c) Tyranny.
(d) Dependence.

12. As Nora passes Gordon in the hall, what does he proclaim?
(a) That Nora's job is in trouble.
(b) That Huckleberry Finn is dead.
(c) That Gordon will be dropping her class.
(d) That the school football team just won a game.

13. Who will represent The Citizen's League for the Preservation of American Values in the debate?
(a) Matthew Griswold.
(b) Principal Moore.
(c) Carl McLean.
(d) The Mayor.

14. Why does Griswold approve of censorship?
(a) Because Griswold is easily offended.
(b) Because young minds should be protected from pollution.
(c) Because ignorance is bliss.
(d) Because Griswold realizes modern children are corrupt.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Griswold, who has the right to participate in the activities of pubic school systems?

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

3. What offends Gordon about the novel, Huckleberry Finn?

4. What, according to Dickenson, is the best way to fight a lie?

5. In 1919, for what crime were who flew red flags, arrested?

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