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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. Why doesn't Steve Turney object to staying in the class?
(a) He thinks that Gordon is handling the situation wrong.
(b) His parents have told him to stay in class.
(c) He doesn't find the book to be offensive.
(d) He hasn't yet decided whether the book is racist or not.

2. What offends Matthew Griswold about "Huckleberry Finn"?
(a) The portrayal of women in the book.
(b) The author's use of the word "nigger".
(c) The author's overt religious intolerance.
(d) The lack of positive role models in the book.

3. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?
(a) The community.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Students.
(d) Parents.

4. What does Barney ask Principal Moore about the interview to determine whether it is fit to be published?
(a) Whether it is obscene or libellous.
(b) Whether it would be offensive to the committee.
(c) Whether there are any spelling mistakes.
(d) Whether his sources are reliable.

5. What does Barney want printed next to his article?
(a) A photo of Principal Moore.
(b) A photo of Mark Twain.
(c) A photo of Karen Salter.
(d) An illustration of Huckleberry Finn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Steve's belief about Twain's use of the word 'nigger'?

2. What do Luke and Barney see a lack of at the review hearing?

3. What does Moore commend Barney on?

4. What does Kate say Gordon should not have to be reminded of in class?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

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

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

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