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 has Barney written for the school paper?

2. What does Kate suggest of Barney to hurt his feelings?

3. What has Barney arranged to meet Karen Salters for?

4. What does Kate say is the only way to fight a lie?

5. What does Moore claim in his local TV interview?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. What analogy does Reuben Foster use for the banning of books?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 symbolism to convey some of the core themes of the novel. Write an essay explaining the meaning behind the author's use of symbolism.

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