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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Barney say will happen when his story is published?
(a) He will be expelled from school.
(b) Karen Salter will be a heroine.
(c) The "Huckleberry Finn" issue will be quickly settled.
(d) Principal Moore will be fired.

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

3. How does Principal Moore try to convince Deirdre to remove the books from the library?
(a) By expressing that it's for the good of the school.
(b) By describing it as a kind and compassionate act.
(c) By threatening her job.
(d) By offering her a pay raise.

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

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

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

7. What does Deirdre remind Moore he should be respectful of?
(a) The procedures of the school.
(b) The influence he has on the students.
(c) The literary career of Mark Twain.
(d) Her role as librarian.

8. What does Steve Turney believe about many of the individuals who have complained about Huckleberry Finn?
(a) That they are villainizing Mark Twain.
(b) That they have carefully studied the book.
(c) That they have not read the book.
(d) That they are overreacting.

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

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

11. Which of the following is not a member of the review committee?
(a) Frank Sylvester
(b) Cynthia Morgan
(c) Helen Cook
(d) Ben Maddox

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

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

14. A teacher at the school has filed a complaint against the book for what reason?
(a) Sexism.
(b) Religious intolerance.
(c) Drug and alcohol abuse.
(d) Violence.

15. How does Principal Moore say the school will look if the article is published?
(a) Heroic.
(b) Foolish.
(c) Well-disciplined.
(d) Out of control.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What right(s) does Kate feel are being infringed on by having to read "Huckleberry Finn"?

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

4. What does Luke imagine happening to the library?

5. What does Lomax say can happen when one group is given the power to censor?

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