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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 would be Griswold's preferred title for the debate?
(a) "Is America Free for All, or Just for Few?"
(b) "Where is Freedom?"
(c) "Is Undervaluing Freedom Ruining America?"
(d) "Is False Freedom Giving True Freedom a Bad Name?"

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

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

4. In a class discussion, what does Kate note about authors?
(a) Authors don't make much money.
(b) Authors are not all male.
(c) Authors often use pseudonyms.
(d) Authors are free to write whatever they want to.

5. Who is Mrs. Salters?
(a) The school's former history teacher.
(b) The school's former librarian.
(c) The school's former music teacher.
(d) The school's former principal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What point does Griswold make about the Supreme Court upholding the separation of Church and state?

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

3. Who is Kent Dickenson?

4. What nickname do Barney and Luke have for their principal?

5. What does Nora say Tocqueville felt Americans truly ruled?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Matthew Griswold believe religious concepts should be introduced in schools?

2. What is Barney doing at the library?

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

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

5. What are Griswold's beliefs about censorship?

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

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

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

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

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

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