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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Nora feel should never occur?
(a) Students walking out of class.
(b) Books being put on trial.
(c) Parents interfering in the classroom.
(d) Teachers going unchallenged.
2. What does Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?
(a) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.
(b) The written complaint from Carl McLean.
(c) A cup of coffee.
(d) A stack of test papers.
3. What does Kate say is the only way to fight a lie?
(a) By shouting the truth.
(b) By getting the media on your side.
(c) Not to let it infect people in the first place.
(d) With legal action.
4. Who does Principal Moore have a telephone conversation with at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Nora Baines.
(b) Maggie Crowley.
(c) A member of the school board.
(d) Carl McLean.
5. What does Lomax say can happen when one group is given the power to censor?
(a) The group can become ineffective with time.
(b) The group can easily lose sight of its goals.
(c) The group can easily turn on those who appointed it.
(d) The group can be faced with constant scrutiny.
6. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?
(a) The book should be moved from required reading to suggested reading lists.
(b) The book should be removed from the school.
(c) The book should be freely available to students.
(d) The book should only be taught to senior students.
7. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?
(b) The community.
8. Who does Kate say she would like to see debate Carl McLean?
(c) Maggie Crowley.
9. What does Barney want printed next to his article?
(a) A photo of Mark Twain.
(b) A photo of Karen Salter.
(c) An illustration of Huckleberry Finn.
(d) A photo of Principal Moore.
10. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?
(a) An offensive class.
(b) An oppressive class.
(c) A racist class.
(d) A harmful class.
11. 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.
12. What reason does Stanley Lomax suggest as the only one Kate could have for trusting him?
(a) He is an old man.
(b) He is a black man.
(c) He is a white man.
(d) He is a well-dressed man.
13. What does Barney's father say often comes of those who avoid the issues when pressed for details?
(a) They get away with murder.
(b) They often find themselves under further scrutiny.
(c) They probably have nothing to hide.
(d) They must fit it easy to get through life.
14. What arrangement was made so that Karen could leave her job on beneficial terms?
(a) Karen was to provide Principal Moore with a bribe.
(b) Karen was to never work in a school again.
(c) Karen was to send a letter praising Principal Moore to the School Board.
(d) Karen was to keep quiet about what happened in the library.
15. What does Principal Moore tell Deirdre to do if a student asks for Huckleberry Finn?
(a) To give them a copy of the book.
(b) To tell them it is out.
(c) To give them detention.
(d) To tell them to get it from the town library.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?
2. What does Kate say Gordon should not have to be reminded of in class?
3. What has Deirdre heard some people described as worse than books that degrade minorities?
4. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?
5. What does Reuben Foster state the Board will have a session to review?
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