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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 is Reuben Foster?
(a) A representative from The American Civil Liberties Union.
(b) The head of the School Board.
(c) A newspaper reporter.
(d) A teacher at George Mason High School.

2. Who does Principal Moore have a telephone conversation with at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Maggie Crowley.
(b) Nora Baines.
(c) A member of the school board.
(d) Carl McLean.

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

4. What does Barney say will happen when his story is published?
(a) Karen Salter will be a heroine.
(b) He will be expelled from school.
(c) The "Huckleberry Finn" issue will be quickly settled.
(d) Principal Moore will be fired.

5. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Composing a letter to Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(b) Speaking with Carl McLean.
(c) Reading through "Huckleberry Finn".
(d) Role-playing conversations.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Principal Moore try to convince Deirdre to remove the books from the library?

2. Who admits to ignoring Frank Sylvester and Helen Cook since the vote?

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

4. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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