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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Barney state that no one should have the right to do?
(a) Criticize the words authors choose to use.
(b) Scrutinize another person's book selections.
(c) Force a person to read a book.
(d) Stop someone else from reading a specific book.
2. What does Kate say Gordon should not have to be reminded of in class?
(b) The Huckleberry Finn controversy.
3. What does Barney want printed next to his article?
(a) A photo of Principal Moore.
(b) A photo of Mark Twain.
(c) An illustration of Huckleberry Finn.
(d) A photo of Karen Salter.
4. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?
(a) To return a book.
(b) An interview.
(c) To introduce her to Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(d) Journalistic advice.
5. What advice does Karen give Barney on his article?
(a) To write it strongly and accurately.
(b) To cite his sources.
(c) To be repectful.
(d) To stay objective.
6. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?
(a) The community.
7. Who, by law, is prevented from controlling the school newspaper?
(a) The students.
(b) The school authorities.
(c) The government.
(d) The teaching staff.
8. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?
(a) The media.
(b) Nora and Deirdre.
(c) No one.
(d) The George Mason faculty.
9. Which committee members voted to keep Huckleberry Finn 'free' in the school?
(a) Deirdre and Nora.
(b) Deirdre and Matthew Griswold.
(c) Deirdre, Kent Dickenson, and Cindy Dennis.
(d) Deirdre, Stanley Lomax and Ben Maddox.
10. What is Steve's belief about Twain's use of the word 'nigger'?
(a) That Twain used it because it was a common word in the past.
(b) That Twain didn't know it was offensive.
(c) That Twain was trying to insult black people.
(d) That Twain used the word to bring scorn to the characters who said it.
11. What does Barney ask Principal Moore about the interview to determine whether it is fit to be published?
(a) Whether there are any spelling mistakes.
(b) Whether it is obscene or libellous.
(c) Whether it would be offensive to the committee.
(d) Whether his sources are reliable.
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 tell them it is out.
(c) To give them a copy of the book.
(d) To give them detention.
13. What book does Kate cite as not possibly offensive to anyone?
(a) Goodnight, Moon.
(b) Pride and Prejudice.
(c) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
(d) Vanity Fair.
14. What does Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?
(a) A cup of coffee.
(b) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.
(c) A stack of test papers.
(d) The written complaint from Carl McLean.
15. How does Principal Moore say the school will look if the article is published?
(d) Out of control.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Reuben Foster state the Board will have a session to review?
2. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?
3. Who is Steve Turney?
4. What does Moore claim in his local TV interview?
5. Who recants their original vote to ban Huckleberry Finn in a newspaper editorial?
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