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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. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?
(a) The media.
(b) The George Mason faculty.
(c) Nora and Deirdre.
(d) No one.

2. Which committee members voted to keep Huckleberry Finn 'free' in the school?
(a) Deirdre and Matthew Griswold.
(b) Deirdre and Nora.
(c) Deirdre, Kent Dickenson, and Cindy Dennis.
(d) Deirdre, Stanley Lomax and Ben Maddox.

3. What does Principal Moore talk to in his office?
(a) A photo of John Wayne.
(b) The school coat of arms.
(c) His pet turtle.
(d) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.

4. What does Barney's father say often comes of those who avoid the issues when pressed for details?
(a) They often find themselves under further scrutiny.
(b) They get away with murder.
(c) They probably have nothing to hide.
(d) They must fit it easy to get through life.

5. After local press publicizes the issues at the school, who begins to show interest in the story?
(a) Human rights organizations.
(b) National news stations.
(c) Talk show hosts.
(d) The international press.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kate believe educational institutions should guide students on?

2. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?

3. What does the committee decide of Huckleberry Finn?

4. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?

5. What organization has also filed a complaint against the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What hypocrisy does Nora Baines show in Chapter 15?

2. What analogy does Reuben Foster use for the banning of books?

3. What decisions does Barney come to in regards to his article?

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. Outline the story Stanley Lomax told about the governor of Georgia and explain its significance.

6. What rights does Ken Dickenson say he is defending when he speaks on behalf of "Huckleberry Finn"?

7. What results from Barney's article being published?

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

9. Who is Steve Turney and why does he stay in Nora's class when other students walk out?

10. What is Reuben Foster doing in his office at the beginning of Chapter 10?

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