English 101

Reading Lesson: 

A Cheerleader’s Vulgar Message Prompts Showdown by Adam Liptak 2020.

Read assignment then answer questions. 


1). The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in favor of the student because….?

a. the student’s post was not lewd or offensive.

b.the student’s post was not made on school grounds.

c. the student’s post was misinterpreted by the school.

d. the student’s post was made with another student woho was not punished. 

2). which statement best summarizes Justin Driver’s argument about allowing schools to regulate student speech online? Paragraph 9.

a. it protects student’s safety at school.

b. it destroys students freedom of speech.

c. it creates a peaceful learning environment.

d. it increases the likelihood of cyber bullying. 

3). how does paragraph 11 develop the central idea of the article?

a. by dismissing Tinker v. Des Moines as outdated and irrelevant to today’s world.

b. by demonstrating how the standard set in Tinker v. Des Moines applies to this case.

c. by contrasting the decision in Tinker v. Des Moines with the decision made in the case. 

d. by explaining how interpretation of the First Amendment has changed sinceTinker v. Des Moines.

4). What is the best meaning of “ephemeral” as it is used in paragraph 3 and 16? 

a. deeply offensive

b. published publicly

c. lasting only a short time

d. containing private information.

5). You have just read ” A cheerleader’s Vulgar Messaged Prompts a First Amendment Showdown” bu Adam Liptak. DO you think the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit made the correct ruling in this case? (answer question in paragraph form)

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