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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who does Principal Moore have a telephone conversation with at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Nora Baines.
(b) Carl McLean.
(c) Maggie Crowley.
(d) A member of the school board.

3. What does Mr. Dennis claim Jim and Huck's nudity in the novel suggests?
(a) A sense of freedom.
(b) Homosexuality.
(c) The author was a social deviant.
(d) Innocence and purity.

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

5. Who recants their original vote to ban Huckleberry Finn in a newspaper editorial?
(a) Matthew Griswold.
(b) Reuben Foster.
(c) Sandy Wicks.
(d) Carl McLean.

6. What area is it decided copies of "Huckleberry Finn" should be moved to?
(a) The "American Classics" shelf.
(b) The restricted shelves.
(c) The librarian's desk.
(d) A glass display case.

7. 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 turn on those who appointed it.
(c) The group can be faced with constant scrutiny.
(d) The group can easily lose sight of its goals.

8. What does Karen suggest is the reason Principal Moore wanted the Dickens novel removed?
(a) The plot of the story is offensive to women.
(b) There is violence and lust in the book.
(c) The subject of the book is no longer relevant.
(d) There is derogatory language used in the book.

9. What does Kate say is the only way to fight a lie?
(a) Not to let it infect people in the first place.
(b) By getting the media on your side.
(c) With legal action.
(d) By shouting the truth.

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

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

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

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

14. 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 Huckleberry Finn should be banned.
(c) That freedom is dangerous.
(d) That there is sexism in Huckleberry Finn.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the outcome of the board's vote?

2. What does Reuben Foster state the Board will have a session to review?

3. What does Barney offer Principal Moore should his article be published?

4. Where is the review hearing being held?

5. What does Barney's father say often comes of those who avoid the issues when pressed for details?

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