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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 Barney offer Principal Moore should his article be published?
(a) To step down as editor of the school paper.
(b) To leave his name out of the article.
(c) The opportunity to write a reply.
(d) The chance to speak to the television press.

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

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

4. Where is the review hearing being held?
(a) In the school library.
(b) At the town library.
(c) In the auditorium.
(d) At the town hall.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What reason does Stanley Lomax suggest as the only one Kate could have for trusting him?

4. What does Nora ask Griswold?

5. What does Barney want printed next to his article?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

2. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

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

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

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

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

7. As they await the release of the names of the review committee members, what do Barney and Luke discuss in reference to the previous year's censorship issues?

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

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

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

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