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 is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?

2. Where is the school board meeting held?

3. What does Nora ask Griswold?

4. What does Principal Moore tell Deirdre to do if a student asks for Huckleberry Finn?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Deirdre and Kate both state that freedom can be dangerous. Explain their individual points of view.

3. 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?

4. For what reason does Deirdre suggest Pride and Prejudice might be offensive?

5. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?

6. What hypocrisy does Nora Baines show in Chapter 15?

7. What reasons were given for the decision to ban "Huckleberry Finn" at the school?

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

9. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

10. What decisions does Barney come to in regards to his article?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During a conversation, Luke and Barney admit to being aware of censorship in previous years, but did not care a great deal, or did not do much to stop it from happening. Discuss whether it is human nature to ignore the things that don't affect you directly. Discuss if this is true with the characters in the novel, and whether there are characters to which this theory does not apply.

Essay Topic 2

Racism is one of the main themes of the novel. Discuss the dangers of racism, whether real or perceived.

Essay Topic 3

It can be said that Principal Moore acts as the antagonist of the novel. Using evidence from the story, explain your whether you believe this to be true or not.

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