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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 Principal Moore talk to in his office?
(a) The school coat of arms.
(b) His pet turtle.
(c) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.
(d) A photo of John Wayne.

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

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

4. What did the Governor of Georgia do in the story Lomax told?
(a) The Govenor attempted to have books supporting integration burned.
(b) The Govenor overturned a ban on "Huckleberry Finn."
(c) The Govenor abused his power to make positive changes.
(d) The Govenor restricted the freedom of the press.

5. What does Moore commend Barney on?
(a) For attending the review hearing.
(b) For his balanced presentation of the issues in the school paper.
(c) For his interest in school activities.
(d) For his perfect score on a test.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Karen warn she might do which spurred Principal Moore to threaten to fire her?

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

3. What offends Matthew Griswold about "Huckleberry Finn"?

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

5. What does Moore claim in his local TV interview?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?

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

5. Why has Karen now decided to take part in Barney's interview and what repercussions does she face by doing so?

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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