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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. What does Barney want to do as an adult?

2. What is the name of the class Maggie Crowley teaches?

3. According to Nora, how did Principal Moore deal with controversial books?

4. Which of the following books is on the reading list for Nora's class?

5. What kind of behavior does Griswold believe freedom to be?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Principal Moore encourages Nora to think of herself as a black person?

2. What is Barney doing at the library?

3. What are some of the beliefs of Hugo Black shared by Kent Dickenson?

4. Why does Matthew Griswold believe religious concepts should be introduced in schools?

5. Describe the class that Maggie Crowley teaches.

6. What does Carl McLean demand happen in regards to the novel, and how does Principal Moore respond?

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

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

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

10. Describe Nora Baines.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

This novel depicts the struggles one faces when choosing to stand up for what one believes in. Discuss who and how the characters stand up for what they believe in, as well as the results of said actions.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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