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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Nora describe the words like "clergyperson" and "policeperson"?
(a) As deformities of language.
(b) As slang in the age of political correctness.
(c) As examples of the flexibility of language.
(d) As perfectly acceptable words.

2. When he can't find the book that he wants, what does Deirdre offer Barney?
(a) Her own private copy.
(b) An audio version.
(c) To borrow a copy from another school.
(d) To buy another copy.

3. Who bounces a book off of Kate's head?
(a) Barney.
(b) Gordon.
(c) Principal Moore.
(d) Luke.

4. Who will represent The Citizen's League for the Preservation of American Values in the debate?
(a) Principal Moore.
(b) The Mayor.
(c) Carl McLean.
(d) Matthew Griswold.

5. Which of the following books is mentioned as having been attacked in the past?
(a) Animal Farm.
(b) Pride and Prejudice.
(c) Oliver Twist.
(d) The Catcher in the Rye.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word does Kate use to describe sexism and racism?

2. What is the topic of the debate Maggie invites Nora and her class to attend?

3. At which university was the speaker Matthew Griswold referred to in his story booed?

4. Who is Kate Stevens?

5. Where did Deirdre work previous to joining George Mason High School?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Barney doing at the library?

2. How does Nora describe words such as 'clergyperson' and 'policeperson'?

3. What relevance do the portraits on Principal Moore's wall have in this chapter?

4. Describe Deirdre Fitzgerald.

5. What does Nora Baines tell Deirdre about censorship issues at the school?

6. What are Griswold's beliefs about censorship?

7. What kind of behavior does Griswold believe freedom is, and how does he think it should be taught?

8. What did Alexis de Tocqueville have to say about life in America?

9. How does Nora explain Mrs. Salters' departure?

10. What do Luke, Gordon and Barney have to say about their respective parents when it comes to "freedom"?

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