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 happens to the immoral characters in Dickens' story?

2. What offends Matthew Griswold about "Huckleberry Finn"?

3. Who do Evelyn Kantrow and Stanley Lomax represent on the committee?

4. In class, how does Barney describe "Huckleberry Finn" to Gordon?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Steve Turney and why does he stay in Nora's class when other students walk out?

2. What is Carl McLean's official complaint against "Huckleberry Finn"?

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

4. What results from Barney's article being published?

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

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

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

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

9. Deirdre and Kate both state that freedom can be dangerous. Explain their individual points of view.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The central theme of the novel is censorship, and in this particular case, the novel "Huckleberry Finn" is the novel being questioned. Discuss the role of "Huckleberry Finn" in the story and the issues that arise because of it.

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

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.

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