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

2. Luke's comment that they should just take Huck out and shoot him is seen as proof of what by Carl McLean?
(a) That young people lack respect.
(b) That high school students are not mature enough to understand the novel.
(c) That white students are insensitive to black issues.
(d) That the novel inspired violence.

3. Who does Kate say she would like to see debate Carl McLean?
(a) Maggie Crowley.
(b) Deirdre.
(c) Nora.
(d) Barney.

4. What has Barney written for the school paper?
(a) A profile of Principal Moore.
(b) An investigation of Prinicipal Moore's censorship.
(c) An interview with Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(d) An editorial about Huckleberry Finn.

5. What does Principal Moore tell Deirdre to do if a student asks for Huckleberry Finn?
(a) To give them detention.
(b) To tell them it is out.
(c) To give them a copy of the book.
(d) To tell them to get it from the town library.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the committee decide of Huckleberry Finn?

2. What does Maggie suggest might happen if Barney offends Principal Moore?

3. What does Kate say is the only way to fight a lie?

4. What does Principal Moore talk to in his office?

5. What makes Kate question her original beliefs?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. What does Karen Salters tell Barney about how censorship was carried out in the school library before her departure?

10. What would Matthew Griswold like to see happen to "Huckleberry Finn", and does he consider his preference censorship?

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