Mid-Book Test - Hard
|Name: _____________________________||Period: ___________________________|
This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In 1919, for what crime were who flew red flags, arrested?
2. When he can't find the book that he wants, what does Deirdre offer Barney?
3. How did Kate learn about what happened to Mrs. Salters?
4. What is Kate's opinion of Huckleberry Finn?
5. What word does Kate use to describe sexism and racism?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nora describe words such as 'clergyperson' and 'policeperson'?
2. Why does Luke's comment that Huck should be taken out and shot enrage Carl McLean?
3. What does Carl McLean demand happen in regards to the novel, and how does Principal Moore respond?
4. How does Nora explain Mrs. Salters' departure?
5. What further complaints have been made against "Huckleberry Finn" and by whom have they been made?
6. At the beginning of Chapter 6, what impression does Deidre have of Barney?
7. What kind of behavior does Griswold believe freedom is, and how does he think it should be taught?
8. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?
9. What do we learn about Barney in Chapter 6?
10. Why did Moore's request that Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend" be removed from the library prove to be "the last straw" for Karen Salters, and how did she respond to Principal Moore?
The education system is placed under scrutiny in this novel. One of the questions asked is "Who should decide which reading materials the students are permitted to read?" Write an opinion essay based on this question.
Censorship is the main theme of the novel. George Mason High School is at the center of a censorship debate between those who find the novel "Huckleberry Finn" offensive, and those who wish to protect the First Amendment and the freedom of the press.
A) Outline the numerous opinions on the subject of censorship in the novel and the motivations behind them.
B) Discuss your own thoughts on censorship in schools, and whether your opinions were formed or altered after reading this novel.
It can be said that Principal Moore acts as the antagonist of the novel. Using evidence from the story, explain your whether you believe this to be true or not.
This section contains 831 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)