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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Nora assume Lomax might vote against "Huckleberry Finn"?
(a) He is uneducated.
(b) He is religious.
(c) He is black.
(d) He is a man.

2. What does Nora ask Griswold?
(a) Whether he has even read "Huckleberry Finn".
(b) Whether he respects women.
(c) Whether he believes in free speech.
(d) Whether he is an agent of the Soviet Union.

3. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?
(a) A racist class.
(b) A harmful class.
(c) An oppressive class.
(d) An offensive class.

4. What does Moore claim in his local TV interview?
(a) That he is proud of Barney for his journalistic skill.
(b) That he will be suing Barney and his family.
(c) That he never considered preventing Barney's article from being published.
(d) That the article is 100% untrue.

5. What did the Governor of Georgia do in the story Lomax told?
(a) The Govenor overturned a ban on "Huckleberry Finn."
(b) The Govenor restricted the freedom of the press.
(c) The Govenor attempted to have books supporting integration burned.
(d) The Govenor abused his power to make positive changes.

6. What does Luke question Barney about in regards to the school paper?
(a) Why he did not write any stories about the previous year's censorship issue.
(b) Why he can't find a copy to read.
(c) Why he would want to work for it.
(d) Why there is so much coverage of the "Huckleberry Finn" controversy.

7. What does Kate say is the only way to fight a lie?
(a) With legal action.
(b) By shouting the truth.
(c) Not to let it infect people in the first place.
(d) By getting the media on your side.

8. What does Karen suggest is the reason Principal Moore wanted the Dickens novel removed?
(a) The subject of the book is no longer relevant.
(b) There is derogatory language used in the book.
(c) The plot of the story is offensive to women.
(d) There is violence and lust in the book.

9. What does Barney ask Principal Moore about the interview to determine whether it is fit to be published?
(a) Whether it is obscene or libellous.
(b) Whether it would be offensive to the committee.
(c) Whether his sources are reliable.
(d) Whether there are any spelling mistakes.

10. What does Principal Moore tell Deirdre to do if a student asks for Huckleberry Finn?
(a) To give them detention.
(b) To give them a copy of the book.
(c) To tell them it is out.
(d) To tell them to get it from the town library.

11. Luke's comment that they should just take Huck out and shoot him is seen as proof of what by Carl McLean?
(a) That white students are insensitive to black issues.
(b) That the novel inspired violence.
(c) That high school students are not mature enough to understand the novel.
(d) That young people lack respect.

12. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?
(a) Teachers.
(b) Students.
(c) The community.
(d) Parents.

13. Which of the following is not a member of the review committee?
(a) Ben Maddox
(b) Cynthia Morgan
(c) Frank Sylvester
(d) Helen Cook

14. What is Steve's belief about Twain's use of the word 'nigger'?
(a) That Twain used it because it was a common word in the past.
(b) That Twain used the word to bring scorn to the characters who said it.
(c) That Twain was trying to insult black people.
(d) That Twain didn't know it was offensive.

15. Who, by law, is prevented from controlling the school newspaper?
(a) The government.
(b) The school authorities.
(c) The teaching staff.
(d) The students.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?

2. A teacher at the school has filed a complaint against the book for what reason?

3. What does Mr. Dennis claim Jim and Huck's nudity in the novel suggests?

4. What does Barney want printed next to his article?

5. What does Nora say is actually tried when a book is on trial?

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