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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 Reuben Foster state the Board will have a session to review?
(a) The terms of Karen Salter's deal with Principal Moore.
(b) Barney's newspaper article.
(c) Additional books from the school library.
(d) Principal Moore's censorship policies in the past.

2. What do Barney, Luke, Gordon and Kate do during lunchtime?
(a) Have some pizza.
(b) Try to get students to attend the review meeting.
(c) Try to find more potentially controversial books in the library.
(d) Debate the freedom of the press.

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

4. What does Barney want printed next to his article?
(a) An illustration of Huckleberry Finn.
(b) A photo of Principal Moore.
(c) A photo of Mark Twain.
(d) A photo of Karen Salter.

5. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?
(a) That the town is being made to look idyllic.
(b) That it is being made to look like a backwater village.
(c) That the coverage is biased.
(d) That the citizens are being made to look foolish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kate suggest of Barney to hurt his feelings?

2. During her appearance on television, on which point did Deirdre state her agreement with Kate?

3. Why does Nora assume Lomax might vote against "Huckleberry Finn"?

4. What does Nora say is actually tried when a book is on trial?

5. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

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

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

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

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

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