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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Luke imagine happening to the library?
(a) Students turning it into a hangout room.
(b) The doors and windows being boarded up.
(c) Firefighters burning it down.
(d) Protesters marching through and tearing pages from books.

2. What are Luke, Barney and Nora doing in the library?
(a) Creating petitions to save "Huckleberry Finn".
(b) Holding a tutoring session.
(c) Researching book bannings in America.
(d) Waiting for the names of the review committee to be released.

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

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

5. What does Reuben Foster state the Board will have a session to review?
(a) The terms of Karen Salter's deal with Principal Moore.
(b) Principal Moore's censorship policies in the past.
(c) Additional books from the school library.
(d) Barney's newspaper article.

6. Which TV program interviews Barney?
(a) "60 Minutes".
(b) "The Oprah Winfrey Show".
(c) "Nightline".
(d) "Good Morning, America".

7. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?
(a) Nazi actions.
(b) Communism.
(c) Living in Prison.
(d) The novel, "1984".

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

9. What does Luke question Barney about in regards to the school paper?
(a) Why he did not write any stories about the previous year's censorship issue.
(b) Why there is so much coverage of the "Huckleberry Finn" controversy.
(c) Why he would want to work for it.
(d) Why he can't find a copy to read.

10. What does Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?
(a) A stack of test papers.
(b) The written complaint from Carl McLean.
(c) A cup of coffee.
(d) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.

11. 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 detention.
(c) To give them a copy of the book.
(d) To tell them it is out.

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

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

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

15. What does Nora say is actually tried when a book is on trial?
(a) The arts.
(b) The imagination, free-speech and feeling of its author.
(c) The values of the American public.
(d) Those individuals who have read and found value in the book.

Short Answer Questions

1. A teacher at the school has filed a complaint against the book for what reason?

2. Where is the review hearing being held?

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

4. Who is Steve Turney?

5. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?

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