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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 Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?
2. How does Principal Moore try to convince Deirdre to remove the books from the library?
3. What does Kate believe educational institutions should guide students on?
4. What arrangement was made so that Karen could leave her job on beneficial terms?
5. Who is Steve Turney?
Short Essay Questions
1. Outline Steve Turney's speech in support of "Huckleberry Finn".
2. What rights does Ken Dickenson say he is defending when he speaks on behalf of "Huckleberry Finn"?
3. What is Reuben Foster doing in his office at the beginning of Chapter 10?
4. What does Barney write about Principal Moore in his newspaper article?
5. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.
6. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?
7. What analogy does Reuben Foster use for the banning of books?
8. 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?
9. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?
10. What further complaints have been made against "Huckleberry Finn" and by whom have they been made?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The censorship issue at George Mason High School caused a divide amongst its students, parents and teachers. Examine how the "Huckleberry Finn" issue affected the existing friendships of Barney, Gordon, Kate and Luke.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
During a disagreement with Principal Moore about the censoring of novels such as "Huckleberry Finn", Nora reminds Moore of the First Amendment and the Freedom of the Press. Discuss the ideals surrounding the First Amendment and explain how it correlates with the novel "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book".
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