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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. Who is Kent Dickenson?
(a) The school superintendant.
(b) The debater from The American Civil Liberties Union.
(c) A teacher at the school.
(d) The father of a student in Nora's class.

2. What does Mr. Moore consider searching the school for before Mr. McLean arrives?
(a) Deirdre, so she can join the meeting.
(b) A more comfortable chair for his office.
(c) An image of Martin Luther King.
(d) A copy of "Huckleberry Finn".

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

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

5. What is the name of the class Maggie Crowley teaches?
(a) American Problems.
(b) American Point of View.
(c) American Geography.
(d) American Debates.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following authors is mentioned as having been attacked in the past?

2. What does Barney want to do as an adult?

3. What does Barney ask Kate to make her call him crude before walking away?

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

5. What does Nora suggest the students use instead of "he" or "she" to refer to authors?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the beliefs of Hugo Black shared by Kent Dickenson?

2. Of what does Kate inform Barney regarding the school librarian?

3. What is Barney doing at the library?

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

5. What is supposed to happen when complaints are made against books, and why hadn't it happened in the past few years?

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

7. What reaction do we see from Kate when Barney comments that "it doesn't feel right" to refer to authors as 'she' in the abstract?

8. What happens when Principal Moore encourages Nora to think of herself as a black person?

9. How does Nora react to Principal Moore asking her to pull "Huckleberry Finn" from her class?

10. What does Carl McLean demand happen in regards to the novel, and how does Principal Moore respond?

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