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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?
(a) A stack of test papers.
(b) The written complaint from Carl McLean.
(c) A cup of coffee.
(d) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.

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

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 Kate believe educational institutions should guide students on?
(a) The media students are exposed to.
(b) Their religious practices.
(c) Social interactions.
(d) The difference between right and wrong.

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

7. Who admits to ignoring Frank Sylvester and Helen Cook since the vote?
(a) Nora Baines.
(b) Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(c) Principal Moore
(d) Maggie Crowley.

8. In class, how does Barney describe "Huckleberry Finn" to Gordon?
(a) As a great work of American literature.
(b) As a story that transcends racial issues.
(c) As unintentionally offensive.
(d) As a book about two men who care for each other.

9. Who, by law, is prevented from controlling the school newspaper?
(a) The teaching staff.
(b) The government.
(c) The students.
(d) The school authorities.

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

11. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?
(a) Nora and Deirdre.
(b) The George Mason faculty.
(c) No one.
(d) The media.

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

13. During her appearance on television, on which point did Deirdre state her agreement with Kate?
(a) That citizens should be protected from offensive material.
(b) That there is sexism in Huckleberry Finn.
(c) That freedom is dangerous.
(d) That Huckleberry Finn should be banned.

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

15. Who is Steve Turney?
(a) The only black student who remains in the class.
(b) The father of a student in Nora's class.
(c) A student who writes for the school newspaper.
(d) A member of the School Board.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do Barney, Luke, Gordon and Kate do during lunchtime?

3. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?

4. Who is Reuben Foster?

5. What makes Kate question her original beliefs?

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