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. Where is the review hearing being held?

2. At the beginning of Chapter 11, some students object to staying in what sort of class?

3. Why doesn't Steve Turney object to staying in the class?

4. What happens to the immoral characters in Dickens' story?

5. What does Moore ask Deirdre to do with the library's copies of Huckleberry Finn?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What repercussions does Maggie Crowley suggest could result from Barney publishing his article?

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

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

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

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

7. Why did Moore's request that Charles Dickens' "Our Mutual Friend" be removed from the library prove to be "the last straw" for Karen Salters, and how did she respond to Principal Moore?

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

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

10. As they await the release of the names of the review committee members, what do Barney and Luke discuss in reference to the previous year's censorship issues?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Censorship is the main theme of the novel. George Mason High School is at the center of a censorship debate between those who find the novel "Huckleberry Finn" offensive, and those who wish to protect the First Amendment and the freedom of the press.

A) Outline the numerous opinions on the subject of censorship in the novel and the motivations behind them.

B) Discuss your own thoughts on censorship in schools, and whether your opinions were formed or altered after reading this novel.

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