The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?

2. What book containing rape, slavery and murder did Karen complain about to Moore?

3. What book does Kate cite as not possibly offensive to anyone?

4. What has Barney written for the school paper?

5. Who is Reuben Foster?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author uses exposition to communicate information that occurred before the start of the novel. Discuss the use of exposition in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

During a conversation, Luke and Barney admit to being aware of censorship in previous years, but did not care a great deal, or did not do much to stop it from happening. Discuss whether it is human nature to ignore the things that don't affect you directly. Discuss if this is true with the characters in the novel, and whether there are characters to which this theory does not apply.

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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