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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. It is Black's belief that having the ability to explore, grow and adapt free of government control will create what for the people?
(a) Sense and sensibility.
(b) Fortune and prosperity.
(c) Happiness and security.
(d) Misery and anguish.

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

3. What reason does Nora give for Mrs. Salter's departure?
(a) Mrs. Salter took early retirement.
(b) Mr. Moore didn't like Mrs. Salter.
(c) Mrs. Salter was offered a better position elsewhere.
(d) Mrs. Salter had fallen ill.

4. 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 all offend one person or another.
(d) That books are a valuable teaching tool.

5. What occurred prior to Mrs. Salters leaving her position at the school?
(a) An accident.
(b) An assault.
(c) An affair.
(d) An altercation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the class Maggie Crowley teaches?

2. Who does Kate claim truly ruled in America?

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

4. Who is Barney named after?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Nora Baines.

3. According to Nora, what types of people have been making complaints to the school library in the past few years?

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

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

6. According to Dickenson, when is an apparent free choice not free at all, and what example does he provide?

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

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

9. What is supposed to happen when complaints are made against books, and why hadn't it happened in the past few years?

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

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