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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. Which of the following books is on the reading list for Nora's class?
(a) A Tale of Two Cities.
(b) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
(c) The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
(d) The Hobbit.

2. Where did Deirdre work previous to joining George Mason High School?
(a) A bookstore.
(b) A private school for girls.
(c) The town library.
(d) A pre-school.

3. In a class discussion, what does Kate note about authors?
(a) Authors are free to write whatever they want to.
(b) Authors often use pseudonyms.
(c) Authors are not all male.
(d) Authors don't make much money.

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

5. What does Carl McLean demand?
(a) The Nora be fired.
(b) That the library be closed.
(c) That the book be removed from the school.
(d) That his son be transferred to another school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Griswold approve of censorship?

2. As Nora passes Gordon in the hall, what does he proclaim?

3. For what purpose does Barney suggest finding Mrs. Salter?

4. What book by Alexis de Tocqueville does Nora introduce in her class?

5. How does Nora react to the complaint over Huckleberry Finn?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the class that Maggie Crowley teaches.

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

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

4. What is Barney doing at the library?

5. What are Griswold's beliefs about censorship?

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

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

8. On what grounds is Gordon McLean offended by "Huckleberry Finn", and what has done about it?

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

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

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