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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. Luke's comment that they should just take Huck out and shoot him is seen as proof of what by Carl McLean?
(a) That high school students are not mature enough to understand the novel.
(b) That the novel inspired violence.
(c) That young people lack respect.
(d) That white students are insensitive to black issues.

2. What has Deirdre heard some people described as worse than books that degrade minorities?
(a) Books with no minorities at all.
(b) Books that degrade women.
(c) Badly written books.
(d) Books that glorify war.

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

4. What reason does Stanley Lomax suggest as the only one Kate could have for trusting him?
(a) He is a white man.
(b) He is a black man.
(c) He is a well-dressed man.
(d) He is an old man.

5. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?
(a) No one.
(b) Nora and Deirdre.
(c) The George Mason faculty.
(d) The media.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book containing rape, slavery and murder did Karen complain about to Moore?

2. What does Barney offer Principal Moore should his article be published?

3. What are Reuben Fosters personal feelings for Principal Moore?

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

5. What does Mr. Dennis claim Jim and Huck's nudity in the novel suggests?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. Why does Luke's comment that Huck should be taken out and shot enrage Carl McLean?

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