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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?
(a) That the coverage is biased.
(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 town is being made to look idyllic.

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

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

4. What has Barney written for the school paper?
(a) An investigation of Prinicipal Moore's censorship.
(b) An editorial about Huckleberry Finn.
(c) An interview with Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(d) A profile of Principal Moore.

5. Who is Reuben Foster?
(a) A teacher at George Mason High School.
(b) The head of the School Board.
(c) A representative from The American Civil Liberties Union.
(d) A newspaper reporter.

6. 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 values of the American public.
(d) The arts.

7. What does Barney want printed next to his article?
(a) A photo of Karen Salter.
(b) An illustration of Huckleberry Finn.
(c) A photo of Principal Moore.
(d) A photo of Mark Twain.

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

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

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

11. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?
(a) To return a book.
(b) An interview.
(c) Journalistic advice.
(d) To introduce her to Deirdre Fitzgerald.

12. What does Principal Moore tell Deirdre to do if a student asks for Huckleberry Finn?
(a) To tell them to get it from the town library.
(b) To give them a copy of the book.
(c) To tell them it is out.
(d) To give them detention.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Principal Moore have a telephone conversation with at the beginning of Chapter 9?

3. What has Deirdre heard some people described as worse than books that degrade minorities?

4. Luke's comment that they should just take Huck out and shoot him is seen as proof of what by Carl McLean?

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

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