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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Kate suggest of Barney to hurt his feelings?
(a) That he is a self-hating Jew.
(b) That he is a male chauvenist.
(c) That he is a phoney.
(d) That he is a racist.

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

3. What area is it decided copies of "Huckleberry Finn" should be moved to?
(a) The "American Classics" shelf.
(b) A glass display case.
(c) The restricted shelves.
(d) The librarian's desk.

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

5. What does Barney say will happen when his story is published?
(a) He will be expelled from school.
(b) Karen Salter will be a heroine.
(c) The "Huckleberry Finn" issue will be quickly settled.
(d) Principal Moore will be fired.

6. What reason does Stanley Lomax suggest as the only one Kate could have for trusting him?
(a) He is a black man.
(b) He is a well-dressed man.
(c) He is a white man.
(d) He is an old man.

7. What does Kate believe educational institutions should guide students on?
(a) The difference between right and wrong.
(b) Their religious practices.
(c) Social interactions.
(d) The media students are exposed to.

8. What offends Matthew Griswold about "Huckleberry Finn"?
(a) The portrayal of women in the book.
(b) The lack of positive role models in the book.
(c) The author's use of the word "nigger".
(d) The author's overt religious intolerance.

9. 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 high school students are not mature enough to understand the novel.
(c) That young people lack respect.
(d) That the novel inspired violence.

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 used it because it was a common word in the past.
(c) That Twain didn't know it was offensive.
(d) That Twain was trying to insult black people.

11. Who is Reuben Foster?
(a) A newspaper reporter.
(b) A teacher at George Mason High School.
(c) A representative from The American Civil Liberties Union.
(d) The head of the School Board.

12. What do Luke and Barney see a lack of at the review hearing?
(a) Students.
(b) Parents.
(c) Women.
(d) Teachers.

13. After local press publicizes the issues at the school, who begins to show interest in the story?
(a) Talk show hosts.
(b) National news stations.
(c) Human rights organizations.
(d) The international press.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Moore say of his past with Karen Salter?

2. What does Barney ask Principal Moore about the interview to determine whether it is fit to be published?

3. What does Luke imagine happening to the library?

4. What is the outcome of the board's vote?

5. What does Kate say is the only way to fight a lie?

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