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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. What does Principal Moore talk to in his office?
(a) His pet turtle.
(b) The school coat of arms.
(c) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.
(d) A photo of John Wayne.

4. 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.

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

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

7. Who does Principal Moore have a telephone conversation with at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Carl McLean.
(b) A member of the school board.
(c) Maggie Crowley.
(d) Nora Baines.

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

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

10. What area is it decided copies of "Huckleberry Finn" should be moved to?
(a) The librarian's desk.
(b) The restricted shelves.
(c) A glass display case.
(d) The "American Classics" shelf.

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

12. 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 send a letter praising Principal Moore to the School Board.
(c) Karen was to provide Principal Moore with a bribe.
(d) Karen was to keep quiet about what happened in the library.

13. What does Kate believe educational institutions should guide students on?
(a) The difference between right and wrong.
(b) Social interactions.
(c) The media students are exposed to.
(d) Their religious practices.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nora say is actually tried when a book is on trial?

2. What do Luke and Barney see a lack of at the review hearing?

3. What does the committee decide of Huckleberry Finn?

4. What does Moore say of his past with Karen Salter?

5. What does Karen suggest is the reason Principal Moore wanted the Dickens novel removed?

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