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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 Luke imagine happening to the library?
(a) Firefighters burning it down.
(b) Protesters marching through and tearing pages from books.
(c) The doors and windows being boarded up.
(d) Students turning it into a hangout room.

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

3. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Bring them to his office.
(b) To put them under her desk.
(c) Hide them in a closet.
(d) Mail them back to their publisher.

4. Who recants their original vote to ban Huckleberry Finn in a newspaper editorial?
(a) Carl McLean.
(b) Matthew Griswold.
(c) Reuben Foster.
(d) Sandy Wicks.

5. What does Kate say Gordon should not have to be reminded of in class?
(a) The Huckleberry Finn controversy.
(b) Prejudice.
(c) Discrimination.
(d) Sexism.

Short Answer Questions

1. In class, how does Barney describe "Huckleberry Finn" to Gordon?

2. What are Luke, Barney and Nora doing in the library?

3. Who does Kate say she would like to see debate Carl McLean?

4. What is the outcome of the board's vote?

5. Which TV program interviews Barney?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?

2. As they await the release of the names of the review committee members, what do Barney and Luke discuss in reference to the previous year's censorship issues?

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

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

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

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

7. What further complaints have been made against "Huckleberry Finn" and by whom have they been made?

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

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

10. What are Nora's evaluations of the members of the review committee?

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