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. Who argues with Principal Moore about the publishing of the Salters Interview at the beginning of Chapter 14?

2. What does Barney say will happen when his story is published?

3. Why does Nora assume Lomax might vote against "Huckleberry Finn"?

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

5. What does Mr. Dennis claim Jim and Huck's nudity in the novel suggests?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is Reuben Foster doing in his office at the beginning of Chapter 10?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

This novel depicts the struggles one faces when choosing to stand up for what one believes in. Discuss who and how the characters stand up for what they believe in, as well as the results of said actions.

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