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 organization has also filed a complaint against the book?

2. Luke's comment that they should just take Huck out and shoot him is seen as proof of what by Carl McLean?

3. What does Griswold suggest should happen with the book?

4. What are Luke, Barney and Nora doing in the library?

5. What does Nora ask Griswold?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. Outline Deirdre's arguments in her refusal to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

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

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

10. Outline Steve Turney's speech in support of "Huckleberry Finn".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the points made by Kent Dickensen and Matthew Griswold in Chapter 7 and Chapter 8. What are their stances on censorship and freedom of thought? Who do you believe won the debate?

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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