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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Karen suggest is the reason Principal Moore wanted the Dickens novel removed?
(a) There is derogatory language used in the book.
(b) The plot of the story is offensive to women.
(c) There is violence and lust in the book.
(d) The subject of the book is no longer relevant.

5. What does Barney say will happen when his story is published?
(a) He will be expelled from school.
(b) Karen Salter will be a heroine.
(c) The "Huckleberry Finn" issue will be quickly settled.
(d) Principal Moore will be fired.

6. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?
(a) Journalistic advice.
(b) To introduce her to Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(c) An interview.
(d) To return a book.

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

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

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

10. What does Barney suggest Gordon should do in discussions about Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Gordon should excuse himself.
(b) Gordon should keep his opinions to himself.
(c) Gordon should speak out.
(d) Gordon should raise his voice.

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

12. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?
(a) The book should be freely available to students.
(b) The book should be moved from required reading to suggested reading lists.
(c) The book should be removed from the school.
(d) The book should only be taught to senior students.

13. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Role-playing conversations.
(b) Speaking with Carl McLean.
(c) Reading through "Huckleberry Finn".
(d) Composing a letter to Deirdre Fitzgerald.

14. What does Moore say of his past with Karen Salter?
(a) That she misunderstood the issues between them.
(b) That she was right.
(c) That she took advantage of the situation.
(d) That she blackmailed him.

15. Where is the school board meeting held?
(a) The public library.
(b) The town hall.
(c) The school auditorium.
(d) The school cafteria.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Steve's belief about Twain's use of the word 'nigger'?

3. Who admits to ignoring Frank Sylvester and Helen Cook since the vote?

4. What does Maggie suggest might happen if Barney offends Principal Moore?

5. What does Nora feel should never occur?

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