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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Griswold, who has the right to participate in the activities of pubic school systems?

2. What does Nora wish to speak to Deidre about when she enters the library?

3. What is Barney's full first name?

4. What point does Griswold make about the Supreme Court upholding the separation of Church and state?

5. What is the topic of the book Barney went to the library to find?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nora explain Mrs. Salters' departure?

2. What do Barney, Kate and Luke each think about Gordon's offense to Huckleberry Finn?

3. What does Nora explain eventually happened to Mrs. Salters? What might this indicate to Deirdre?

4. What reaction do we see from Kate when Barney comments that "it doesn't feel right" to refer to authors as 'she' in the abstract?

5. What is Barney doing at the library?

6. What do Luke, Gordon and Barney have to say about their respective parents when it comes to "freedom"?

7. What is supposed to happen when complaints are made against books, and why hadn't it happened in the past few years?

8. According to Nora, what types of people have been making complaints to the school library in the past few years?

9. How does the meeting between Nora Baines and Matthew Griswold go?

10. What kind of behavior does Griswold believe freedom is, and how does he think it should be taught?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The central theme of the novel is censorship, and in this particular case, the novel "Huckleberry Finn" is the novel being questioned. Discuss the role of "Huckleberry Finn" in the story and the issues that arise because of it.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses exposition to communicate information that occurred before the start of the novel. Discuss the use of exposition in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses symbolism to convey some of the core themes of the novel. Write an essay explaining the meaning behind the author's use of symbolism.

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