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

2. What does Karen suggest is the reason Principal Moore wanted the Dickens novel removed?
(a) The subject of the book is no longer relevant.
(b) The plot of the story is offensive to women.
(c) There is derogatory language used in the book.
(d) There is violence and lust in the book.

3. 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.

4. What does Barney suggest Gordon should do in discussions about Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Gordon should raise his voice.
(b) Gordon should keep his opinions to himself.
(c) Gordon should speak out.
(d) Gordon should excuse himself.

5. Which TV program interviews Barney?
(a) "The Oprah Winfrey Show".
(b) "60 Minutes".
(c) "Nightline".
(d) "Good Morning, America".

Short Answer Questions

1. Who, by law, is prevented from controlling the school newspaper?

2. What does Lomax say can happen when one group is given the power to censor?

3. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?

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

5. What makes Kate question her original beliefs?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Reuben Foster doing in his office at the beginning of Chapter 10?

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

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

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

6. Why do Barney's parents get so angry after Barney remarks on television that he is unsure whether they would allow him to read the Bible now that it is under scrutiny?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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