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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 do Barney, Luke, Gordon and Kate do during lunchtime?
2. What does Mr. Dennis claim Jim and Huck's nudity in the novel suggests?
3. Where is the review hearing being held?
4. Luke's comment that they should just take Huck out and shoot him is seen as proof of what by Carl McLean?
5. What does Luke imagine happening to the library?
Short Essay Questions
1. What would Matthew Griswold like to see happen to "Huckleberry Finn", and does he consider his preference censorship?
2. Why do Barney's parents get so angry after Barney remarks on television that he is unsure whether they would allow him to read the Bible now that it is under scrutiny?
3. For what reason does Deirdre suggest Pride and Prejudice might be offensive?
4. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?
5. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.
6. What results from Barney's article being published?
7. What are Nora's evaluations of the members of the review committee?
8. 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?
9. What reasons were given for the decision to ban "Huckleberry Finn" at the school?
10. What is Carl McLean's official complaint against "Huckleberry Finn"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Freedom of individual thought is a major theme of the novel. Nora lobbies for it against the Principal, the students learn about it, and the debaters touch on it during the debate in Chapter 7 and 8. Discuss how freedom of individual thought is explored in the novel and how it plays a part in stopping the censorship of "Huckleberry Finn".
Essay Topic 3
Racism is one of the main themes of the novel. Discuss the dangers of racism, whether real or perceived.
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