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. How does Principal Moore try to convince Deirdre to remove the books from the library?

2. What does Nora Baines walk into the library carrying?

3. What has Barney written for the school paper?

4. What does Nora say is actually tried when a book is on trial?

5. Who does Principal Moore have a telephone conversation with at the beginning of Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freedom of individual thought is a major theme of the novel. Nora lobbies for it against the Principal, the students learn about it, and the debaters touch on it during the debate in Chapter 7 and 8. Discuss how freedom of individual thought is explored in the novel and how it plays a part in stopping the censorship of "Huckleberry Finn".

Essay Topic 2

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 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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