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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After local press publicizes the issues at the school, who begins to show interest in the story?
(a) Talk show hosts.
(b) Human rights organizations.
(c) National news stations.
(d) The international press.

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

3. What does Barney offer Principal Moore should his article be published?
(a) The opportunity to write a reply.
(b) To leave his name out of the article.
(c) To step down as editor of the school paper.
(d) The chance to speak to the television press.

4. What arrangement was made so that Karen could leave her job on beneficial terms?
(a) Karen was to never work in a school again.
(b) Karen was to provide Principal Moore with a bribe.
(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.

5. 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 can't find a copy to read.
(d) Why he would want to work for it.

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

7. What has Deirdre heard some people described as worse than books that degrade minorities?
(a) Badly written books.
(b) Books that degrade women.
(c) Books that glorify war.
(d) Books with no minorities at all.

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

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

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

11. What does Moore commend Barney on?
(a) For his interest in school activities.
(b) For his balanced presentation of the issues in the school paper.
(c) For attending the review hearing.
(d) For his perfect score on a test.

12. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?
(a) A harmful class.
(b) An offensive class.
(c) A racist class.
(d) An oppressive class.

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

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

15. During her appearance on television, on which point did Deirdre state her agreement with Kate?
(a) That Huckleberry Finn should be banned.
(b) That citizens should be protected from offensive material.
(c) That freedom is dangerous.
(d) That there is sexism in Huckleberry Finn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Barney, Luke, Gordon and Kate do during lunchtime?

2. What advice does Karen give Barney on his article?

3. What book containing rape, slavery and murder did Karen complain about to Moore?

4. What does Moore claim in his local TV interview?

5. Why does Nora assume Lomax might vote against "Huckleberry Finn"?

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