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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 Kate suggest of Barney to hurt his feelings?
(a) That he is a male chauvenist.
(b) That he is a self-hating Jew.
(c) That he is a phoney.
(d) That he is a racist.

2. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?
(a) An oppressive class.
(b) An offensive class.
(c) A racist class.
(d) A harmful class.

3. During her appearance on television, on which point did Deirdre state her agreement with Kate?
(a) That Huckleberry Finn should be banned.
(b) That there is sexism in Huckleberry Finn.
(c) That citizens should be protected from offensive material.
(d) That freedom is dangerous.

4. What is Steve's belief about Twain's use of the word 'nigger'?
(a) That Twain didn't know it was offensive.
(b) That Twain used it because it was a common word in the past.
(c) That Twain was trying to insult black people.
(d) That Twain used the word to bring scorn to the characters who said it.

5. What does Lomax say can happen when one group is given the power to censor?
(a) The group can become ineffective with time.
(b) The group can be faced with constant scrutiny.
(c) The group can easily lose sight of its goals.
(d) The group can easily turn on those who appointed it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who argues with Principal Moore about the publishing of the Salters Interview at the beginning of Chapter 14?

2. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?

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

4. What does Kate believe educational institutions should guide students on?

5. What does Nora ask Griswold?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What decisions does Barney come to in regards to his article?

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. What does Barney write about Principal Moore in his newspaper article?

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

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

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

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