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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Lomax say can happen when one group is given the power to censor?
(a) The group can easily turn on those who appointed it.
(b) The group can easily lose sight of its goals.
(c) The group can become ineffective with time.
(d) The group can be faced with constant scrutiny.

5. What is the outcome of the board's vote?
(a) The vote is split and the committee is dissolved.
(b) Huckleberry Finn is banned from the school.
(c) Principal Moore loses his job.
(d) Huckleberry Finn is kept free from restrictions.

6. Which committee members voted to keep Huckleberry Finn 'free' in the school?
(a) Deirdre, Stanley Lomax and Ben Maddox.
(b) Deirdre, Kent Dickenson, and Cindy Dennis.
(c) Deirdre and Matthew Griswold.
(d) Deirdre and Nora.

7. What does Luke imagine happening to the library?
(a) Protesters marching through and tearing pages from books.
(b) Students turning it into a hangout room.
(c) The doors and windows being boarded up.
(d) Firefighters burning it down.

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

9. What does Reuben Foster state the Board will have a session to review?
(a) Principal Moore's censorship policies in the past.
(b) The terms of Karen Salter's deal with Principal Moore.
(c) Barney's newspaper article.
(d) Additional books from the school library.

10. What does the committee decide of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) To ban it from required reading lists.
(b) To censor certain chapters of the book.
(c) To teach it only to white students.
(d) To provide it to senior students only.

11. 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 there is so much coverage of the "Huckleberry Finn" controversy.
(c) Why he can't find a copy to read.
(d) Why he would want to work for it.

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

13. 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.

14. What does Barney want printed next to his article?
(a) A photo of Principal Moore.
(b) A photo of Karen Salter.
(c) An illustration of Huckleberry Finn.
(d) A photo of Mark Twain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Steve Turney object to staying in the class?

2. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?

3. What does Barney say will happen when his story is published?

4. Which TV program interviews Barney?

5. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?

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