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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. A teacher at the school has filed a complaint against the book for what reason?
(a) Sexism.
(b) Violence.
(c) Religious intolerance.
(d) Drug and alcohol abuse.

7. 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) Report him for incompetence.
(c) Go to the media.
(d) Burn down the library.

8. What does Barney offer Principal Moore should his article be published?
(a) The opportunity to write a reply.
(b) To step down as editor of the school paper.
(c) To leave his name out of the article.
(d) The chance to speak to the television press.

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

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

11. At the end of the chapter, what does Barney proclaim is now a personal issue for him?
(a) Racism.
(b) The "Huckleberry Finn" controversy.
(c) The running of the school paper.
(d) The First Amendment.

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

13. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?
(a) That it is being made to look like a backwater village.
(b) That the coverage is biased.
(c) That the citizens are being made to look foolish.
(d) That the town is being made to look idyllic.

14. What does Nora say is actually tried when a book is on trial?
(a) Those individuals who have read and found value in the book.
(b) The imagination, free-speech and feeling of its author.
(c) The arts.
(d) The values of the American public.

15. Who does Kate say she would like to see debate Carl McLean?
(a) Deirdre.
(b) Maggie Crowley.
(c) Nora.
(d) Barney.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Deirdre remind Moore he should be respectful of?

2. What offends Matthew Griswold about "Huckleberry Finn"?

3. What does Barney's father say often comes of those who avoid the issues when pressed for details?

4. Who recants their original vote to ban Huckleberry Finn in a newspaper editorial?

5. Who, by law, is prevented from controlling the school newspaper?

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