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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 Deirdre wonder about Barney as she watches him look through the card catalog?
(a) Whether he is a bully.
(b) Whether he is intelligent.
(c) Whether he is shy.
(d) Whether he is lost.

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

3. What word does Kate use to describe sexism and racism?
(a) Inevitable.
(b) Comfortable.
(c) Acceptable.
(d) Unbelieveable

4. What book by Alexis de Tocqueville does Nora introduce in her class?
(a) Democracy in America.
(b) Discovering America.
(c) America and her People.
(d) Bonjour, America.

5. Where is the debate being held?
(a) The library.
(b) A classroom.
(c) The auditorium.
(d) The cafeteria.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following books is on the reading list for Nora's class?

3. What did the school founder George Mason claim?

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

5. How did Kate learn about what happened to Mrs. Salters?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the class that Maggie Crowley teaches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What do Luke, Gordon and Barney have to say about their respective parents when it comes to "freedom"?

10. Describe Deirdre Fitzgerald.

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