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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 Karen suggest is the reason Principal Moore wanted the Dickens novel removed?
(a) The plot of the story is offensive to women.
(b) The subject of the book is no longer relevant.
(c) There is violence and lust in the book.
(d) There is derogatory language used in the book.
2. What organization has also filed a complaint against the book?
(a) Christians for American Schools.
(b) Parents for Moral Schools.
(c) The Organization for Educational Morality.
(d) The American Education League.
3. In class, how does Barney describe "Huckleberry Finn" to Gordon?
(a) As a book about two men who care for each other.
(b) As unintentionally offensive.
(c) As a great work of American literature.
(d) As a story that transcends racial issues.
4. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?
(a) A racist class.
(b) A harmful class.
(c) An oppressive class.
(d) An offensive class.
5. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?
(a) That the town is being made to look idyllic.
(b) That the citizens are being made to look foolish.
(c) That it is being made to look like a backwater village.
(d) That the coverage is biased.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nora ask Griswold?
2. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?
3. After local press publicizes the issues at the school, who begins to show interest in the story?
4. What does the committee decide of Huckleberry Finn?
5. Who admits to ignoring Frank Sylvester and Helen Cook since the vote?
Short Essay Questions
1. What rights does Ken Dickenson say he is defending when he speaks on behalf of "Huckleberry Finn"?
2. What hypocrisy does Nora Baines show in Chapter 15?
3. Outline Steve Turney's speech in support of "Huckleberry Finn".
4. Deirdre and Kate both state that freedom can be dangerous. Explain their individual points of view.
5. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?
6. What does Barney write about Principal Moore in his newspaper article?
7. Why has Karen now decided to take part in Barney's interview and what repercussions does she face by doing so?
8. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.
9. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?
10. What is Reuben Foster doing in his office at the beginning of Chapter 10?
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