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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 organization has also filed a complaint against the book?
(a) The American Education League.
(b) Parents for Moral Schools.
(c) Christians for American Schools.
(d) The Organization for Educational Morality.

2. What did Karen warn she might do which spurred Principal Moore to threaten to fire her?
(a) Return any 'removed' books to the shelves.
(b) Burn down the library.
(c) Go to the media.
(d) Report him for incompetence.

3. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?
(a) To introduce her to Deirdre Fitzgerald.
(b) Journalistic advice.
(c) To return a book.
(d) An interview.

4. What are Luke, Barney and Nora doing in the library?
(a) Waiting for the names of the review committee to be released.
(b) Researching book bannings in America.
(c) Holding a tutoring session.
(d) Creating petitions to save "Huckleberry Finn".

5. Who is Steve Turney?
(a) A student who writes for the school newspaper.
(b) A member of the School Board.
(c) The father of a student in Nora's class.
(d) The only black student who remains in the class.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kate suggest of Barney to hurt his feelings?

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

3. What does Maggie suggest might happen if Barney offends Principal Moore?

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

5. What does Principal Moore talk to in his office?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would Matthew Griswold like to see happen to "Huckleberry Finn", and does he consider his preference censorship?

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

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

8. What rights does Ken Dickenson say he is defending when he speaks on behalf of "Huckleberry Finn"?

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

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

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