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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Luke, Barney and Nora doing in the library?
(a) Researching book bannings in America.
(b) Holding a tutoring session.
(c) Creating petitions to save "Huckleberry Finn".
(d) Waiting for the names of the review committee to be released.

2. What does Barney state that no one should have the right to do?
(a) Force a person to read a book.
(b) Scrutinize another person's book selections.
(c) Criticize the words authors choose to use.
(d) Stop someone else from reading a specific book.

3. What are Reuben Fosters personal feelings for Principal Moore?
(a) Foster respects Principal Moore.
(b) Foster thinks Principal Moore is funny.
(c) Foster dislikes Principal Moore.
(d) Foster distrusts Principal Moore.

4. Luke's comment that they should just take Huck out and shoot him is seen as proof of what by Carl McLean?
(a) That high school students are not mature enough to understand the novel.
(b) That white students are insensitive to black issues.
(c) That young people lack respect.
(d) That the novel inspired violence.

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

6. What does Barney's father say often comes of those who avoid the issues when pressed for details?
(a) They often find themselves under further scrutiny.
(b) They get away with murder.
(c) They probably have nothing to hide.
(d) They must fit it easy to get through life.

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

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

9. What book does Kate cite as not possibly offensive to anyone?
(a) Goodnight, Moon.
(b) Pride and Prejudice.
(c) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
(d) Vanity Fair.

10. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Hide them in a closet.
(b) To put them under her desk.
(c) Mail them back to their publisher.
(d) Bring them to his office.

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

12. What book containing rape, slavery and murder did Karen complain about to Moore?
(a) War and Peace.
(b) Gone with the Wind.
(c) The Holy Bible.
(d) The Grapes of Wrath.

13. What happens to the immoral characters in Dickens' story?
(a) They are shunned socially.
(b) They receive punishments befitting their behavior.
(c) They triumph in spite of their crimes.
(d) They experience enlightenment.

14. What does Nora ask Griswold?
(a) Whether he has even read "Huckleberry Finn".
(b) Whether he respects women.
(c) Whether he believes in free speech.
(d) Whether he is an agent of the Soviet Union.

15. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?
(a) Living in Prison.
(b) Nazi actions.
(c) The novel, "1984".
(d) Communism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Kate say she would like to see debate Carl McLean?

2. What does Nora feel should never occur?

3. How does Principal Moore say the school will look if the article is published?

4. Why does Nora assume Lomax might vote against "Huckleberry Finn"?

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

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