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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 Luke question Barney about in regards to the school paper?
(a) Why there is so much coverage of the "Huckleberry Finn" controversy.
(b) Why he did not write any stories about the previous year's censorship issue.
(c) Why he can't find a copy to read.
(d) Why he would want to work for it.

2. What is Steve's belief about Twain's use of the word 'nigger'?
(a) That Twain used it because it was a common word in the past.
(b) That Twain used the word to bring scorn to the characters who said it.
(c) That Twain was trying to insult black people.
(d) That Twain didn't know it was offensive.

3. After local press publicizes the issues at the school, who begins to show interest in the story?
(a) National news stations.
(b) Human rights organizations.
(c) Talk show hosts.
(d) The international press.

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

5. At the end of the chapter, what does Barney proclaim is now a personal issue for him?
(a) The First Amendment.
(b) The running of the school paper.
(c) The "Huckleberry Finn" controversy.
(d) Racism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?

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

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

4. What does Moore commend Barney on?

5. What happens to the immoral characters in Dickens' story?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

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