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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 Kate believe educational institutions should guide students on?
(a) Their religious practices.
(b) The media students are exposed to.
(c) The difference between right and wrong.
(d) Social interactions.

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

3. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?
(a) The book should be moved from required reading to suggested reading lists.
(b) The book should only be taught to senior students.
(c) The book should be freely available to students.
(d) The book should be removed from the school.

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

5. What does Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?
(a) A copy of Huckleberry Finn.
(b) A stack of test papers.
(c) The written complaint from Carl McLean.
(d) A cup of coffee.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Barney suggest Gordon should do in discussions about Huckleberry Finn?

2. Where is the school board meeting held?

3. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?

4. How does Principal Moore say the school will look if the article is published?

5. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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