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. During her appearance on television, on which point did Deirdre state her agreement with Kate?

2. Which of the following is not a member of the review committee?

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

4. What does Barney compare the banning of "Huckleberry Finn" to?

5. What does Kate say Gordon should not have to be reminded of in class?

Short Essay Questions

1. What further complaints have been made against "Huckleberry Finn" and by whom have they been made?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Freedom of individual thought is a major theme of the novel. Nora lobbies for it against the Principal, the students learn about it, and the debaters touch on it during the debate in Chapter 7 and 8. Discuss how freedom of individual thought is explored in the novel and how it plays a part in stopping the censorship of "Huckleberry Finn".

Essay Topic 3

During a disagreement with Principal Moore about the censoring of novels such as "Huckleberry Finn", Nora reminds Moore of the First Amendment and the Freedom of the Press. Discuss the ideals surrounding the First Amendment and explain how it correlates with the novel "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book".

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