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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 Deirdre remind Moore he should be respectful of?
(a) The literary career of Mark Twain.
(b) The procedures of the school.
(c) Her role as librarian.
(d) The influence he has on the students.

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

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

4. What does the committee decide of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) To censor certain chapters of the book.
(b) To provide it to senior students only.
(c) To teach it only to white students.
(d) To ban it from required reading lists.

5. What happens to the immoral characters in Dickens' story?
(a) They triumph in spite of their crimes.
(b) They are shunned socially.
(c) They receive punishments befitting their behavior.
(d) They experience enlightenment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Steve Turney believe about many of the individuals who have complained about Huckleberry Finn?

2. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?

3. Which Charles Dickens novel had Moore requested Karen remove from the library?

4. What does Moore say of his past with Karen Salter?

5. What organization has also filed a complaint against the book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

5. What hypocrisy does Nora Baines show in Chapter 15?

6. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?

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

8. Outline Deirdre's arguments in her refusal to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

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

10. What is Carl McLean's official complaint against "Huckleberry Finn"?

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