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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. What does Nora Bates make her class do in addition to studying their textbooks?
(a) Interview local historians.
(b) Watch the evening news.
(c) Keep a journal.
(d) Read novels.

2. What does Nora state about books in general?
(a) That books aren't meant to be taken personally.
(b) That books are easily misunderstood.
(c) That books are a valuable teaching tool.
(d) That books all offend one person or another.

3. What is supposed to happen when complaints are made about books in the school library?
(a) A book review procedure should take place.
(b) The complaints should be ignored.
(c) The books should be banned immediately.
(d) The complaints should be submitted to the school board.

4. At Deidre's former place of employment, who was responsible for choosing the books?
(a) The mayor.
(b) The headmistress.
(c) Deirdre.
(d) A committee of local citizens.

5. What does Luke think of Gordon's reaction to Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Luke thinks Gordon is right.
(b) Luke thinks Gordon is overreacting.
(c) Luke thinks Gordon is misunderstanding the story.
(d) Luke thinks Gordon is seeking attention.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nora ask Matthew Griswold?

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

3. According to Griswold, who has the right to participate in the activities of pubic school systems?

4. What offends Gordon about the novel, Huckleberry Finn?

5. What does Nora anticipate will happen at the school over the "Huckleberry Finn" issue?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Griswold's beliefs about censorship?

2. Describe Deirdre Fitzgerald.

3. What is Principal Moore's response to Nora's vehement refusal to allow "Huckleberry Finn" to be removed from her class?

4. What is Barney doing at the library?

5. What do we learn about Deirdre's previous place of employment?

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

7. What example does Matthew Griswold use to demonstrate that freedom has become less individualized?

8. What does Nora explain eventually happened to Mrs. Salters? What might this indicate to Deirdre?

9. What do we learn about Barney in Chapter 6?

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

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