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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the review hearing being held?
(a) At the town hall.
(b) At the town library.
(c) In the auditorium.
(d) In the school library.

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

3. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?
(a) That the town is being made to look idyllic.
(b) That the citizens are being made to look foolish.
(c) That it is being made to look like a backwater village.
(d) That the coverage is biased.

4. 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.

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

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

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

8. What advice does Karen give Barney on his article?
(a) To cite his sources.
(b) To be repectful.
(c) To write it strongly and accurately.
(d) To stay objective.

9. 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 removed from the school.
(d) The book should be moved from required reading to suggested reading lists.

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

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

12. What does Principal Moore talk to in his office?
(a) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.
(b) His pet turtle.
(c) A photo of John Wayne.
(d) The school coat of arms.

13. 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) Firefighters burning it down.
(d) The doors and windows being boarded up.

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

15. What did Karen warn she might do which spurred Principal Moore to threaten to fire her?
(a) Report him for incompetence.
(b) Burn down the library.
(c) Go to the media.
(d) Return any 'removed' books to the shelves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nora ask Griswold?

2. What does Kate say Gordon should not have to be reminded of in class?

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

4. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?

5. What book does Kate cite as not possibly offensive to anyone?

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