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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 argues with Principal Moore about the publishing of the Salters Interview at the beginning of Chapter 14?
(a) Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(b) Carl McLean.
(c) Kate.
(d) Barney and Maggie.

2. What arrangement was made so that Karen could leave her job on beneficial terms?
(a) Karen was to provide Principal Moore with a bribe.
(b) Karen was to keep quiet about what happened in the library.
(c) Karen was to send a letter praising Principal Moore to the School Board.
(d) Karen was to never work in a school again.

3. 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 must fit it easy to get through life.
(d) They probably have nothing to hide.

4. What area is it decided copies of "Huckleberry Finn" should be moved to?
(a) The restricted shelves.
(b) The "American Classics" shelf.
(c) A glass display case.
(d) The librarian's desk.

5. Why does Nora assume Lomax might vote against "Huckleberry Finn"?
(a) He is a man.
(b) He is religious.
(c) He is black.
(d) He is uneducated.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?

2. What does Nora say is actually tried when a book is on trial?

3. What does Kate suggest of Barney to hurt his feelings?

4. Who recants their original vote to ban Huckleberry Finn in a newspaper editorial?

5. What does Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?

Short Essay Questions

1. Deirdre and Kate both state that freedom can be dangerous. Explain their individual points of view.

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

3. Why does Luke's comment that Huck should be taken out and shot enrage Carl McLean?

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

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

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

7. What reasons were given for the decision to ban "Huckleberry Finn" at the school?

8. Why has Karen now decided to take part in Barney's interview and what repercussions does she face by doing so?

9. 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?

10. Outline Steve Turney's speech in support of "Huckleberry Finn".

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