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 did the Governor of Georgia do in the story Lomax told?

2. What is Reuben Foster doing at the beginning of Chapter 10?

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

4. What does Moore commend Barney on?

5. What does Barney ask Principal Moore about the interview to determine whether it is fit to be published?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would Matthew Griswold like to see happen to "Huckleberry Finn", and does he consider his preference censorship?

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

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. Why has Karen now decided to take part in Barney's interview and what repercussions does she face by doing so?

7. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

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

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

10. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

Essay Topics

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

Nora is a main character of the novel who has a number of opinions on the novel's major themes. Write a character study of Nora and discuss how this character influenced the events of the story.

Essay Topic 3

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

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