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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) A photo of John Wayne.
(b) The school coat of arms.
(c) His pet turtle.
(d) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.

2. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?
(a) Hide them in a closet.
(b) Bring them to his office.
(c) To put them under her desk.
(d) Mail them back to their publisher.

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

4. What does Barney state that no one should have the right to do?
(a) Criticize the words authors choose to use.
(b) Force a person to read a book.
(c) Stop someone else from reading a specific book.
(d) Scrutinize another person's book selections.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What organization has also filed a complaint against the book?

2. What does Nora ask Griswold?

3. Which committee members voted to keep Huckleberry Finn 'free' in the school?

4. What do Barney, Luke, Gordon and Kate do during lunchtime?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Barney write about Principal Moore in his newspaper article?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What results from Barney's article being published?

(see the answer keys)

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