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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 point does Griswold make about the Supreme Court upholding the separation of Church and state?
(a) That the Supreme Court is full of clowns.
(b) That people will support a change someday.
(c) That American will one day suffer as a result.
(d) That slavery and segregation were once upheld, too.

2. What organization will the lawyer invited to the debate represent?
(a) The American Civil Liberties Union.
(b) The Constitutional Rights Foundation.
(c) People For The American Way.
(d) Amnesty International.

3. What scenario does Griswald use to question the definition of freedom?
(a) A woman buying lipstick.
(b) A man selecting a neck tie.
(c) A child choosing crayons.
(d) A dog picking a bone.

4. What does Nora say Tocqueville felt Americans truly ruled?
(a) The fields of science and technology.
(b) The global economy.
(c) Themselves.
(d) The modern age.

5. How does Barney say Kate gets her fun?
(a) By sticking pins into people.
(b) By seeing people offended.
(c) By jumping on a bandwagon.
(d) By gossiping about people.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mrs. Salter do after fighting with Mr. Moore about what was happening in the library?

2. According to Nora Baines, what or who had been a victim of assaults in the previous school year?

3. Where is the book that Barney is seeking?

4. What does Mr. Moore consider searching the school for before Mr. McLean arrives?

5. Why does Griswold think schools should introduce religious concepts?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?

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

4. As they await the release of the names of the review committee members, what do Barney and Luke discuss in reference to the previous year's censorship issues?

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

6. What does Barney write about Principal Moore in his newspaper article?

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

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

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

10. How does Principal Moore attempt to calm Mr. McLean over what he finds offensive in "Huckleberry Finn"?

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