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. Which TV program interviews Barney?

2. What does Deirdre remind Moore he should be respectful of?

3. Which Charles Dickens novel had Moore requested Karen remove from the library?

4. What does Barney offer Principal Moore should his article be published?

5. Where is the school board meeting held?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Karen Salters tell Barney about how censorship was carried out in the school library before her departure?

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

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

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

5. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

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

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

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

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

10. Why do Barney's parents get so angry after Barney remarks on television that he is unsure whether they would allow him to read the Bible now that it is under scrutiny?

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

The censorship issue at George Mason High School caused a divide amongst its students, parents and teachers. Examine how the "Huckleberry Finn" issue affected the existing friendships of Barney, Gordon, Kate and Luke.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses foreshadowing to hint at events later on in the novel. Discuss the use of foreshadowing in "The Day They Came to Arrest the Book".

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