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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Barney ask Principal Moore about the interview to determine whether it is fit to be published?
(a) Whether it would be offensive to the committee.
(b) Whether it is obscene or libellous.
(c) Whether his sources are reliable.
(d) Whether there are any spelling mistakes.

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

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

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

5. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Hide them in a closet.
(b) Mail them back to their publisher.
(c) To put them under her desk.
(d) Bring them to his office.

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

7. 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 town is being made to look idyllic.
(d) That the citizens are being made to look foolish.

8. What right(s) does Kate feel are being infringed on by having to read "Huckleberry Finn"?
(a) The right to freedom of choice.
(b) The right to freedom of education.
(c) The right to be free from racism and sexism.
(d) The right to speak freely and demonstrate.

9. 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 send a letter praising Principal Moore to the School Board.
(c) Karen was to never work in a school again.
(d) Karen was to keep quiet about what happened in the library.

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

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

12. What does the committee decide of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) To provide it to senior students only.
(b) To censor certain chapters of the book.
(c) To ban it from required reading lists.
(d) To teach it only to white students.

13. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?
(a) The George Mason faculty.
(b) The media.
(c) Nora and Deirdre.
(d) No one.

14. What makes Kate question her original beliefs?
(a) Deirdre's comments on TV.
(b) Comments from Barney.
(c) The media coverage of the controversy.
(d) Turney's speech.

15. What do Barney, Luke, Gordon and Kate do during lunchtime?
(a) Have some pizza.
(b) Try to find more potentially controversial books in the library.
(c) Try to get students to attend the review meeting.
(d) Debate the freedom of the press.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Reuben Foster?

2. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?

3. During her appearance on television, on which point did Deirdre state her agreement with Kate?

4. How does Principal Moore try to convince Deirdre to remove the books from the library?

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

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