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

2. What does Gordon say about his parents?
(a) They are too lenient.
(b) They don't know the meaning of the word 'discipline'.
(c) They are strict.
(d) They are tough like prison guards.

3. Who does Principal Moore request to come to see him first thing in the morning?
(a) Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(b) Barney Roth.
(c) Gordon McLean.
(d) Nora Baines.

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

5. What kind of behavior does Griswold believe freedom to be?
(a) A social behavior.
(b) A devious behavior.
(c) A natural behavior.
(d) A learned behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which situation does Deirdre state that she is terrifying?

2. Which of the following books is mentioned as having been attacked in the past?

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

4. What does Nora ask Matthew Griswold?

5. What is the title of the debate?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. For what reason does Deirdre suggest Pride and Prejudice might be offensive?

4. Why did Moore's request that Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend" be removed from the library prove to be "the last straw" for Karen Salters, and how did she respond to Principal Moore?

5. What are Griswold's beliefs about censorship?

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

7. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

8. Outline Steve Turney's speech in support of "Huckleberry Finn".

9. How does the meeting between Nora Baines and Matthew Griswold go?

10. Describe Deirdre Fitzgerald.

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