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

2. Where is the review hearing being held?

3. What is Reuben Foster's concern about the news coverage of his town?

4. Where is the school board meeting held?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Chapter 12, Stanley Komax raises the question of who has the right to make decisions for others. Write an opinion essay with references to the topics explored in the 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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