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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What arrangement was made so that Karen could leave her job on beneficial terms?
(a) Karen was to provide Principal Moore with a bribe.
(b) Karen was to never work in a school again.
(c) Karen was to send a letter praising Principal Moore to the School Board.
(d) Karen was to keep quiet about what happened in the library.

2. Who is Steve Turney?
(a) A student who writes for the school newspaper.
(b) The father of a student in Nora's class.
(c) The only black student who remains in the class.
(d) A member of the School Board.

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

4. What does Lomax say can happen when one group is given the power to censor?
(a) The group can easily turn on those who appointed it.
(b) The group can be faced with constant scrutiny.
(c) The group can easily lose sight of its goals.
(d) The group can become ineffective with time.

5. What offends Matthew Griswold about "Huckleberry Finn"?
(a) The portrayal of women in the book.
(b) The author's use of the word "nigger".
(c) The author's overt religious intolerance.
(d) The lack of positive role models in the book.

6. Who argues with Principal Moore about the publishing of the Salters Interview at the beginning of Chapter 14?
(a) Barney and Maggie.
(b) Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(c) Carl McLean.
(d) Kate.

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

8. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?
(a) The community.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Parents.
(d) Students.

9. Why doesn't Steve Turney object to staying in the class?
(a) He hasn't yet decided whether the book is racist or not.
(b) His parents have told him to stay in class.
(c) He doesn't find the book to be offensive.
(d) He thinks that Gordon is handling the situation wrong.

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

11. What does Barney state that no one should have the right to do?
(a) Force a person to read a book.
(b) Stop someone else from reading a specific book.
(c) Criticize the words authors choose to use.
(d) Scrutinize another person's book selections.

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

13. What does Nora feel should never occur?
(a) Parents interfering in the classroom.
(b) Books being put on trial.
(c) Teachers going unchallenged.
(d) Students walking out of class.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Kate say she would like to see debate Carl McLean?

2. What does Barney want printed next to his article?

3. What are Luke, Barney and Nora doing in the library?

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

5. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?

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