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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. Which Charles Dickens novel had Moore requested Karen remove from the library?
2. Who argues with Principal Moore about the publishing of the Salters Interview at the beginning of Chapter 14?
3. What does Mr. Dennis claim Jim and Huck's nudity in the novel suggests?
4. What does Principal Moore tell Deirdre to do if a student asks for Huckleberry Finn?
5. What does Barney suggest Gordon should do in discussions about Huckleberry Finn?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.
2. Outline the story Stanley Lomax told about the governor of Georgia and explain its significance.
3. What reasons were given for the decision to ban "Huckleberry Finn" at the school?
4. Outline Deirdre's arguments in her refusal to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.
5. What results from Barney's article being published?
6. What is Carl McLean's official complaint against "Huckleberry Finn"?
7. What hypocrisy does Nora Baines show in Chapter 15?
8. What further complaints have been made against "Huckleberry Finn" and by whom have they been made?
9. Deirdre and Kate both state that freedom can be dangerous. Explain their individual points of view.
10. What analogy does Reuben Foster use for the banning of books?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
As high school students are usually too young to have formed opinions on many fundamental issues, it is of no surprise that they often succumb to peer pressure. Discuss the role that peer pressure plays on the development of the students' opinions.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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