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

2. What does Barney's father say often comes of those who avoid the issues when pressed for details?

3. What does Steve Turney believe about many of the individuals who have complained about Huckleberry Finn?

4. Who is Steve Turney?

5. What did Karen warn she might do which spurred Principal Moore to threaten to fire her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Nora's evaluations of the members of the review committee?

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

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

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

5. How does Maggie Crowley threaten Principal Moore as he attempts to block Barney's article from being published?

6. Outline Principal Moore's arguments in trying to get Deirdre to remove "Huckleberry Finn" from the library shelves.

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

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

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

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

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 2

Racism is one of the main themes of the novel. Discuss the dangers of racism, whether real or perceived.

Essay Topic 3

The main characters of the novel often had contrasting views of the censorship issue. Outline and compare the views of three of the main characters, and determine whether these views affected their relationship with one another.

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