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 does Barney's father say often comes of those who avoid the issues when pressed for details?

2. How does Principal Moore say the school will look if the article is published?

3. What organization has also filed a complaint against the book?

4. Who does Kate say she would like to see debate Carl McLean?

5. Which of the following is not a member of the review committee?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would Matthew Griswold like to see happen to "Huckleberry Finn", and does he consider his preference censorship?

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

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

4. What analogy does Reuben Foster use for the banning of books?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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