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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In class, how does Barney describe "Huckleberry Finn" to Gordon?
(a) As a story that transcends racial issues.
(b) As a book about two men who care for each other.
(c) As unintentionally offensive.
(d) As a great work of American literature.

2. Who is Steve Turney?
(a) The father of a student in Nora's class.
(b) A student who writes for the school newspaper.
(c) A member of the School Board.
(d) The only black student who remains in the class.

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

4. What did Karen warn she might do which spurred Principal Moore to threaten to fire her?
(a) Return any 'removed' books to the shelves.
(b) Go to the media.
(c) Report him for incompetence.
(d) Burn down the library.

5. What does Barney suggest Gordon should do in discussions about Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Gordon should excuse himself.
(b) Gordon should speak out.
(c) Gordon should keep his opinions to himself.
(d) Gordon should raise his voice.

6. How does Principal Moore say the school will look if the article is published?
(a) Foolish.
(b) Heroic.
(c) Out of control.
(d) Well-disciplined.

7. What does Maggie suggest might happen if Barney offends Principal Moore?
(a) Principal Moore might interfere with his college applications.
(b) Barney might be removed from the school newspaper staff.
(c) Barney might be suspended.
(d) Principal Moore might take legal action.

8. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?
(a) The book should only be taught to senior students.
(b) The book should be removed from the school.
(c) The book should be moved from required reading to suggested reading lists.
(d) The book should be freely available to students.

9. Where is the review hearing being held?
(a) In the auditorium.
(b) In the school library.
(c) At the town library.
(d) At the town hall.

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

11. What advice does Karen give Barney on his article?
(a) To stay objective.
(b) To cite his sources.
(c) To write it strongly and accurately.
(d) To be repectful.

12. What does Deirdre remind Moore he should be respectful of?
(a) The influence he has on the students.
(b) The literary career of Mark Twain.
(c) The procedures of the school.
(d) Her role as librarian.

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

14. Who argues with Principal Moore about the publishing of the Salters Interview at the beginning of Chapter 14?
(a) Carl McLean.
(b) Barney and Maggie.
(c) Kate.
(d) Deirdre Fitzgerald.

15. What has Barney written for the school paper?
(a) An interview with Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(b) A profile of Principal Moore.
(c) An investigation of Prinicipal Moore's censorship.
(d) An editorial about Huckleberry Finn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Principal Moore talk to in his office?

2. What are Luke, Barney and Nora doing in the library?

3. What book containing rape, slavery and murder did Karen complain about to Moore?

4. What does Lomax say can happen when one group is given the power to censor?

5. What does Nora ask Griswold?

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