The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 would be Griswold's preferred title for the debate?

2. In which situation does Deirdre state that she is terrifying?

3. What is the topic of the debate Maggie invites Nora and her class to attend?

4. What did Mrs. Salter do after fighting with Mr. Moore about what was happening in the library?

5. What is Kate's opinion of Huckleberry Finn?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. At the beginning of Chapter 6, what impression does Deidre have of Barney?

3. What relevance do the portraits on Principal Moore's wall have in this chapter?

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

5. How does Nora react to Principal Moore asking her to pull "Huckleberry Finn" from her class?

6. What does Nora Baines tell Deirdre about censorship issues at the school?

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

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

9. How does Principal Moore attempt to calm Mr. McLean over what he finds offensive in "Huckleberry Finn"?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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".

Essay Topic 2

The author uses foreshadowing to hint at events later on in the novel. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book".

Essay Topic 3

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

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