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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Moore say of his past with Karen Salter?
(a) That she blackmailed him.
(b) That she was right.
(c) That she misunderstood the issues between them.
(d) That she took advantage of the situation.

2. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?
(a) Students.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Parents.
(d) The community.

3. Why doesn't Steve Turney object to staying in the class?
(a) His parents have told him to stay in class.
(b) He hasn't yet decided whether the book is racist or not.
(c) He thinks that Gordon is handling the situation wrong.
(d) He doesn't find the book to be offensive.

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

5. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Composing a letter to Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(b) Speaking with Carl McLean.
(c) Role-playing conversations.
(d) Reading through "Huckleberry Finn".

6. 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.

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

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

9. What does Nora feel should never occur?
(a) Parents interfering in the classroom.
(b) Books being put on trial.
(c) Teachers going unchallenged.
(d) Students walking out of class.

10. What organization has also filed a complaint against the book?
(a) Parents for Moral Schools.
(b) Christians for American Schools.
(c) The American Education League.
(d) The Organization for Educational Morality.

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

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What advice does Karen give Barney on his article?

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

4. What does Steve Turney believe about many of the individuals who have complained about Huckleberry Finn?

5. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?

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