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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 say Gordon should not have to be reminded of in class?
(a) The Huckleberry Finn controversy.
(b) Prejudice.
(c) Sexism.
(d) Discrimination.

2. What book containing rape, slavery and murder did Karen complain about to Moore?
(a) Gone with the Wind.
(b) The Holy Bible.
(c) The Grapes of Wrath.
(d) War and Peace.

3. How does Principal Moore say the school will look if the article is published?
(a) Foolish.
(b) Out of control.
(c) Heroic.
(d) Well-disciplined.

4. What arrangement was made so that Karen could leave her job on beneficial terms?
(a) Karen was to never work in a school again.
(b) Karen was to provide Principal Moore with a bribe.
(c) Karen was to keep quiet about what happened in the library.
(d) Karen was to send a letter praising Principal Moore to the School Board.

5. In class, how does Barney describe "Huckleberry Finn" to Gordon?
(a) As a story that transcends racial issues.
(b) As a book about two men who care for each other.
(c) As unintentionally offensive.
(d) As a great work of American literature.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the school board meeting held?

2. What advice does Karen give Barney on his article?

3. What has Barney written for the school paper?

4. Which of the following is not a member of the review committee?

5. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

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