The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Test | Final 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 reason does Stanley Lomax suggest as the only one Kate could have for trusting him?

2. Which Charles Dickens novel had Moore requested Karen remove from the library?

3. Who does Reuben Foster tell Principal Moore to share the School Board's decision with?

4. Why doesn't Steve Turney object to staying in the class?

5. What does Luke question Barney about in regards to the school paper?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?

2. What rights does Ken Dickenson say he is defending when he speaks on behalf of "Huckleberry Finn"?

3. What are Nora's evaluations of the members of the review committee?

4. Outline the story Stanley Lomax told about the governor of Georgia and explain its significance.

5. Why does Luke's comment that Huck should be taken out and shot enrage Carl McLean?

6. What is Carl McLean's official complaint against "Huckleberry Finn"?

7. What further complaints have been made against "Huckleberry Finn" and by whom have they been made?

8. Why did Moore's request that Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend" be removed from the library prove to be "the last straw" for Karen Salters, and how did she respond to Principal Moore?

9. What is Reuben Foster doing in his office at the beginning of Chapter 10?

10. What does Barney write about Principal Moore in his newspaper article?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The debate in Chapter 7 and 8 is a tool to teach the students to form their own opinions. Do you believe that the debate, as well as the censorship controversy, helped the students form their own opinions? Provide evidence from the story to back up your argument.

Essay Topic 2

The education system is placed under scrutiny in this novel. One of the questions asked is "Who should decide which reading materials the students are permitted to read?" Write an opinion essay based on this question.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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