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 organization has also filed a complaint against the book?

2. What does Maggie suggest might happen if Barney offends Principal Moore?

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

4. What does Karen suggest is the reason Principal Moore wanted the Dickens novel removed?

5. What right(s) does Kate feel are being infringed on by having to read "Huckleberry Finn"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the setting of the school board meeting.

3. 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?

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

5. Outline Steve Turney's speech in support of "Huckleberry Finn".

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The author uses exposition to communicate information that occurred before the start of the novel. Discuss the use of exposition in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

The debate in Chapter 7 and 8 is a tool to teach the students to form their own opinions. Do you believe that the debate, as well as the censorship controversy, helped the students form their own opinions? Provide evidence from the story to back up your argument.

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